Definitions

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  • adj. Murmured, soft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Whispering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Murmuring; sighing; whispering; susurrous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. making a low continuous indistinct sound

Etymologies

Latin susurrans, p.pr. from susurrare to whisper. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I lay in the gloom watching them swirl unsteadily in the light breeze of the ceiling fan — their susurrant voices emitting smoke that held for just a moment before the stuttering wind from the blades dissipated them unsteadily.

    Ghosts

  • The manic tones of the threat warning klaxon stuttered to silence, the only sound the susurrant rush of oxygen through the respirators of their battle armor.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • The dark, sweeping form of a great eagle soared along the riverbank, the susurrant sound of beating wings distinctly audible.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • But he became aware that there was a susurrant undertone to his voice as it emerged from his artificial larynx, and that perhaps it might seem to be the whispering of the breeze.

    Do Comets Dream?

  • The voice that spoke into it was no more than a susurrant mumble, like waves on the seashore, and she wasn't able to concentrate on who it was or what they said.

    The Romulan Way

  • Behind their susurrant leafage, homes stood in rows, each on its patch of lawn and garden.

    Starfarers

  • Her breath cut off and she began to strangle, her continued screams but a soft susurrant rattle deep in her Groat, as in a nightmare when one opens one's mouth to call out and no sound is heard.

    beneath an opal moon

  • It was soft and shadowy, caressed a cheek or a lock of hair and vanished into susurrant dark.

    Ensign Flandry

  • The atmosphere of the plane's interior was filled with the low murmur of a hundred conversations against the background of the susurrant mutter of the mighty engines.

    The Penal Cluster

  • Also, there lacked the persistent susurrant sound of the ventilation pumps.

    The Stars, My Brothers

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  • Susurrar. A beautiful Spanish word meaning "to whisper." It can also be applied to the lazy ebb and flow of ocean tides, rustling leaves or a velvety springtime zephyr. Mmmmmh.

    March 2, 2009