Saturday Susurrus

  “susurrus [soo-suruhs]”

— (noun) As one of the most beautiful words in the English language, susurrusis defined as a soft, murmuring sound. It resembles the rustling symphony of the fallen leaves moving across the pavement or the whispers created by the branches of the trees on a windy, autumn day. Uttering susurrus also simulates the acoustics of nature’s effect; this is one of those rare words where its aesthetic, sound and feel coincide beautifully.

Credits: Photograph: Béatrice Lechtanski via Art Propelled. Quote: Thank you Rudy @ Et in Arcadia Ego*


  1. Ohhhh, I LIKE it! Good one, DK. 😊

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  2. WLS – I love this word…I keep repeating it like a mantra.

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  3. Where’s that LOVE button 🙂

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  4. I remember “susurrus” from high school English class as the perfect example of onomatopoeia–a word that sound like what it means.

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  5. I like that word. Thanks.

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  6. I heard the black cottonwoods do that in Montana. Beautiful sound.

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  7. I have always liked this word because it is so soothing. It’s a great mantra word.

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    In Spanish … it is “susurro”!! Very soft whisper …. 🙂

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  9. Absolutely♥

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  10. i have never heard this word, and i love it. and i love all that it evokes. the perfect example of an onomatopoeia –

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