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- noun obsolete The sound of
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An adaptation of the Ancient Greek ψιθύρισµα (psithurisma) or ψιθυρισµός (psithurismos), from ψιθυρίζω (psithurizō, "I whisper"), from ψίθυρος (psithuros, "whispering”, “slanderous").
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sionnach commented on the word psithurism
A whispering sound, particularly that of the wind whispering in the trees. See also susurration
October 21, 2007
mialuthien commented on the word psithurism
Also the sound of rustling leaves.
July 18, 2008
psithurism commented on the word psithurism
i LOVE this word... heh, it's actually my stage name :)
February 23, 2009
jmjarmstrong commented on the word psithurism
JM wonders how Mariah likes being known as an example of psithurism.
April 2, 2010
AllisonSylvester commented on the word psithurism
"psithurism was heard on a windy night in the woods"
September 30, 2010