how can you describe the sound of rustling leaves in just one word. If you want to write what they can hear as if it is onomatopoeia. I do not want to write that he can hear rustling, I just want to use one word

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    'Rustling' is one word, unless I have forgotten how to count. Please clarify what you are asking. – Michael Harvey Jan 2 at 18:10
  • @Michael maybe you've forgotten and just guessed right? – Mitch Jan 2 at 21:25
  • Why would you need to write he can hear rustling in order to use the word rustling? Please provide a sentence that makes clear the specific context of the word's use. – Jason Bassford Jan 2 at 21:38

You can use the word susurrus:

susurrus n
a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper.

It can refer to rustling, whispering, or a low, indistinct sound.

  • Sussuration is another word for that. – Michael Harvey Jan 2 at 21:27

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