susurrus susurrous

This was an interesting word I saw while reading the third book of the series A Song of Ice and Fire.
This should also be a word of the day!

su·sur·rus   [soo-sur-uhs] 
noun, plural su·sur·rus·es.
a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper.

Example Sentences
– Mingling its notes with the soft susurrus and sighs of the branches.
– He heard the susurrus of curtains luffed by the breeze.

1825–35; < Latin: a whisper

There is another word similar to susurrus – susurous, which I thought was the word I saw in the book.

characterized by soft sounds; “a murmurous brook”; “asoughing wind in the pines”; “a slow sad susurrous rustlelike the wind fingering the pines”- R.P.Warren [syn:murmurous]

From the third book of A Song of Ice and Fire, A Storm of Swords:

They heard the Green Fork before they saw it, and endless susurrus, like the growl of some great beast.

The sketch took me less than 20min but I wish I spent more time or paid more attention to it!


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