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  • noun obsolete The sound of rustling leaves.


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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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  • A whispering sound, particularly that of the wind whispering in the trees. See also susurration

    October 21, 2007

  • Also the sound of rustling leaves.

    July 18, 2008

  • i LOVE this word... heh, it's actually my stage name :)

    February 23, 2009

  • JM wonders how Mariah likes being known as an example of psithurism.

    April 2, 2010

  • "psithurism was heard on a windy night in the woods"

    September 30, 2010