su·​sur·​ra·​tion | \ ˌsü-sə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce susurration (audio) \

Definition of susurration

: a whispering sound : murmur

Examples of susurration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And from the wings, the usual supportive assaults from the media, a medley of mudslinging, a susurration of sneers and jibes about the clothing, the smile, the look. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2020 Standing directly underneath, their susurrations combine the sounds of flags snapping in a strong breeze and the whirr of a rumbling ice cream maker on this cold day. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2020 Spotting such susurrations requires sensitive machines. The Economist, 5 Oct. 2017 Sally Hawkins plays the mild woman whose adversities compelled her to find joy in her work and rise above her susurration of a life., 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of susurration

1640, in the meaning defined above

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“Susurration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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