Definition of susurration in English:

susurration

(also susurrus)

noun

literary
  • [mass noun] Whispering or rustling:

    ‘the susurration of the river’
    • ‘It settled to the ground with a soft susurration like stirring leaves.’
    • ‘Niagara's recurring invocation of the sound of water, the susurration and crashing of the falls, brings Rhys consciously, at first inexplicably, to mind.’
    • ‘Dawn is diluting darkness from the sky and it's difficult to distinguish between the susurration of the surf and the swishing whisper of the casuarinas around us.’
    • ‘Something beautiful but so far away-like the music of a faraway violin or the susurration of a distant wave.’
    • ‘And there came, like the dry susurrus of wind before thunder peals and lightning, a great rustle of excitement.’
    hum, humming, buzzing, murmur, drone, whir, whirring, fizz, fizzing, fuzz, hiss, singing, whisper
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Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin susurratio(n-), from Latin susurrare to murmur, hum, from susurrus whisper.

Pronunciation:

susurration

/ˌsuːsʌˈreɪʃ(ə)n/