Monday, June 13, 2011

A word I like to say and spell

A whispering or a rustling sound

Can you come up with a good sentence using sussurus? Here's one I read on the website

A sussurus of dismay rustled through the ranks of the Aboriginal leaders gathered there.


  1. What a lovely word.

    I'm in a funk today. Sigh. And my internet is down. And I wonder what is the point of it all.

    Thanks for listening.

  2. The word in Spanish is susurro and actually it means speaking softly from the spirit. I love that word. Always have. It is filled with an air of mystery, as if hiding from all the noise making ones. For instance: For a moment she thought the sound of the water was actually the mermaids susurring in the breeze.

  3. How about "sussuring in the breeze" instead?

  4. No, but I can finish that sentence:
    "...when the white missionaries showed up with their Bibles."

  5. "As she dug her toes into the warm sand, she heard the sussurus of the marsh grasses, dipping and waving in the salty air."

    "As she lay on her back on a rough wool blanket, peering at the bright summer sky, she heard the sussurus of cornstalks in the fields around her."

  6. I like that word too. It reminds me of one of my favourite words when I was little, which turned out not to be a word but I still loved it, and still do.

    It was Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz.

    I also like the word chesterfield.

  7. That is so funny! In Greek it means lots of noise and loud noise or we use it metaphorically when there was a big fuss about something. It wouldn't even cross my mind that in other languages it means whispering sound. Oh well, loud people loud words I guess :-)
    And to fulfill your request:
    "Egine megalo soussouro" (=A big soussouro happened) LOL

  8. Seems like a word one would whisper...

  9. In my yard..d.

    The sussurus of the breeze in the poplars echoes an ocean that cannot be heard.

  10. It's "shushurime" in Albanian. Hey, aren't these examples of an onomatopoeia? I remember the word from a spelling bee (that I lost)!

  11. I love your blog. I've never heard of this word before. I would think it was a type of dinosaur.

  12. That word makes me happy too.



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