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 Spotting such susurrations requires sensitive machines. The Economist, "The 2017 Nobel science prizesBody clocks, gravitational waves and studying protein structure," 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., "Column: ‘Maudie’ a beautiful work of art; a beautiful film," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of susurration

1640, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Susurration.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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