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In a word: susurrant

Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word: 


One of the lovelier onomatopoeic words in English is susurrant (pronounced suh-SUR-ant), the sibilants of which echo its meanings: "whispering," "murmuring," "rustling." It is the adjectival form of susurrus, "a whispering or rustling sound."

Susurrus is a direct lift from Latin, where it means "humming" or "muttering."