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murmur


mur·mur  (mûrmr)
n.
1. A low, indistinct, continuous sound: spoke in a murmur; the murmur of the waves.
2. An indistinct, whispered, or confidential complaint; a mutter.
3. Medicine An abnormal sound, usually emanating from the heart, that sometimes indicates a diseased condition.
v. mur·mured, mur·mur·ing, mur·murs
v.intr.
1. To make a low, continuous, indistinct sound or succession of sounds.
2. To complain in low mumbling tones; grumble.
v.tr.
To say in a low indistinct voice; utter indistinctly: murmured his approval.

[Middle English murmure, from Old French, from Latin murmur, a humming, roaring, of imitative origin.]

murmur·er n.
murmur·ing·ly adv.
murmur·ous adj.
murmur·ous·ly adv.


murmur  /mrmr/  n. 1 a low, unclear sound: A murmur of conversation went through the classroom after the teacher announced the date of the exam. 2 (in medicine) an irregular beating of the heart: The doctor says that the child has a heart murmur.
v. [I;T] to sound or speak with a low unclear tone: My husband murmured, Lets leave this boring party. murmur

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