Todays Word: susurrus

Word: susurrus 

PRONUNCIATION:

(soo-SUHR-uhs)

MEANING:
noun: A whispering or rustling sound.
ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin susurrus (whisper, humming), from susurrare (to whisper or hum), of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1826.

USAGE:

“A susurrus of dismay rustled through the ranks of the Aboriginal leaders gathered there.”
Annabel Crabb; Gracious Rudd Turns Grubby; The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Oct 31, 2009.

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