Definitions

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  • n. Common misspelling of susurration.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If I could choose the language in which I spoke to you,I would choose to speak in Gaelic,the sliding scale, the sussuration of breath,The sound of water beating between us.

    Sri Lankan Poet and Irish Violinist Marry Music, Lives

  • Days later the hitherto peaceful atmosphere was interrupted by a steady sussuration.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • NBC has reviewed all of its cameras and has determined the offending sussuration did not originate from either of the moderators or any of the candidates.

    Nunc Scio » Blog Archive » Mitt Romney receives secret messages from Aliens, Jesus, and/or the Ghost of Ronald Reagan

  • “Bravely said, Earthman,” the Firebeast hissed, each breath a sibilant sussuration of reptilian evil.

    MILLENNIUM

  • The fire popped and hissed, blending with the sound of movement of something large, like the sussuration of canvas across canvas.

    Owlflight

  • He'd gotten used to those whispers of sound, and without them, his own voice seemed unnaturally loud despite the sussuration of other activity.

    Storm Breaking

  • The honing stone slid along his blade with quiet sussuration.

    Conan The Magnificent

  • A low sussuration, part relief and part burgeoning curiosity, began to emanate from the group of scientists as they spread through the vault.

    Bloodhype

  • Quite suddenly came a soft sussuration overhead, a light-beam lanced down, pinning us there.

    Valley of the Croen

  • Other than the sussuration of muttered reports, this half-filled venue was like a tomb of the dead.

    Salem-News.com

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  • Hazel and Pipkin are on an early morning adventure at a farm. They're alert for dogs, cats, owls, stoats, and humans...

    P.209:

    But beyond the light movements of birds and the first buzzing of the flies immediately around them, they could hear nothing but the continual sussuration of the trees.

    It originates from late Middle English 'sussuration' (current from about 1150 to about 1470) from 'susarrare', to murmur, in Latin.

    There are 2,580 instances of 'sussuration' on the Web according to Google.

    April 23, 2007