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, "Amy Coney Barrett and the Dogma That Didn’t Bark," 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, "Like a 'second wife': Wind energy gives American farmers a new crop to sell in tough times," 16 Feb. 2020 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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“Susurration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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