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Word of the Week: Susurrus
November 19, 2021 by High Park Nature Centre

Welcome to Word of the Week! Stay tuned for a new word each week to amp up your nature vocabulary!

Word of the week is Susurrus [SU + SER + US] (noun): a low soft whispering or rustling sound. The noun susurration could also be used to mean the same thing. The sound made by the leaves of trees when wind blows through them could be described as the susurrus of the leaves. You could also use it in its adjective form to describe the susurrous (or) susurrant sound of the leaves.

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