Pronounced: GAPE-seed (alt: GAP-seed), noun
Notes: It looks like “grapeseed”, but it is not related to it
The word susurrate means “to make a whispering or rustling sound”
Our word came into English in the early 1600s
Background / Comments
I think this is a neat word. I ran across this in some Star Trek novel (I don’t remember which one; perhaps Strangers From the Sky) in which it describes the “susurration of the Vulcan heart”. Our word comes from the Latin word susurrare (to whisper or hum).