405. Faintness.

405. Faintness.NOUN. faintness &c. adj.; faint sound, whisper, breath; undertone, underbreath; murmur, hum, susurration; tinkle; “still small voice.”

hoarseness &c. adj.; raucity.

VERB. whisper, breathe, murmur, purl, hum, gurgle, ripple, babble, flow; tinkle; mutter &c. (speak imperfectly) 583; susurrate.

steal on the ear; melt in the air, float on the air.

ADJ. inaudible; scarcely audible, just audible; low, dull; stifled, muffled; hoarse, husky; gentle, soft, faint; floating; purling, flowing &c. v.; whispered &c. v.; liquid; soothing; dulcet &c. (melodious) 413; susurrant, susurrous.

ADV. in a whisper, with bated breath, sotto voce [Lat.], between the teeth, aside; piano, pianissimo; à la sourdine; out of earshot inaudibly &c. adj.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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