su·​sur·​ra·​tion ˌsü-sə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce susurration (audio)
: 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 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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Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of susurration was in 1640

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“Susurration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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