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susurrant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj susurrant making a low continuous indistinct sound "like murmuring waves","susurrant voices"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Susurrant Whispering. "The soft susurrant sigh."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • susurrant Murmuring; sighing; whispering; susurrous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Susurrant sū-sur′ant murmuring, whispering
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. susurrans, p. pr. from susurrare, to whisper
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. susurrāre, -ātum, to whisper.

Usage

In literature:

The canes do not utter a single susurration.
"Two Years in the French West Indies" by Lafcadio Hearn
Also, there lacked the persistent susurrant sound of the ventilation pumps.
"The Stars, My Brothers" by Edmond Hamilton
The crowd susurrations were liquid in his screwed-up ears.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
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In poetry:

Out of the starless night that covers me,
(O tribulation of the wind that rolls!)
Black as the cloud of some tremendous spell,
The susurration of the sighing sea Sounds like the sobbing whisper of two souls
That tremble in a passion of farewell.
"A Love" by William Ernest Henley