The sound of rustling leaves – the word

psithurism.

Etymology: < Hellenistic Greek ψιθύρισμα (also ψιθυρισμός) (noun) whispering < ancient Greek ψιθυρίζειν to whisper
N.E.D. (1909) gives the headword form as psithurism with the pronunciation as (psi·þiŭriz'm)

Whispering; a whispering noise.

"A murmurous laughter of mocking winds arose at times, and rustled on, and died away into the psithurisma of Theocritus."(OED)

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Works Cited

OED Online. September 2013. Oxford University Press. 24 November 2013 .

Taliesin. Aspen leaves. N.d. Stock Image, N.d. Morguefile. Web. 1 Nov. 2012.

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