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Nov 30, 2016
This week’s theme
Onomatopoeic words

This week’s words
gnar
cackle
susurrate
blubber
chunter

susurrate
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susurrate

PRONUNCIATION:
(SOO-suh-rayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To make a whispering or rustling sound.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin susurrare (to whisper or hum), of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1623.

USAGE:
“If it’s possible to susurrate visually then that’s what ‘Summer Nights at the Dollar Tree’ does. Lazy and slow and gentle, it feels just right.”
Mark Feeney; Robert Adams’s Striking Photos; Boston Globe (Massachusetts); Mar 2, 2016.

See more usage examples of susurrate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
An old miser kept a tame jackdaw, that used to steal pieces of money, and hide them in a hole, which a cat observing, asked, "Why he would hoard up those round shining things that he could make no use of?" "Why," said the jackdaw, "my master has a whole chestful, and makes no more use of them than I do." -Jonathan Swift, satirist (30 Nov 1667-1745)

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