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Dictionary Definition

murmur

Noun

1 a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech [syn: mutter, muttering, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation]
2 a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant [syn: murmur vowel]
3 an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves [syn: heart murmur, cardiac murmur]
4 a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn: grumble, grumbling, murmuring, mutter, muttering]

Verb

1 speak softly or indistinctly; "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"
2 make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl]

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English

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈmɜː(ɹ)ˌmə(ɹ)/, /"m3:(r)%m@(r)/

Noun

  1. (countable) low or indistinct sounds or speech
    A murmur arose from the audience.
  2. the sound made by any condition which produces noisy, or turbulent, flow of blood through the heart

Translations

Low sounds or speech
Sound by turbulent flow of blood etc.
Translations to be checked

Verb

  1. to speak or make low, indistinguishable noise; to mumble
    I couldn't hear the words; he just murmured a lot.

Translations

to speak or make low, indistinguishable noise; to mumble

Extensive Definition

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