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murmur

noun

1 murmur

A low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech.

synonyms: murmuration, murmuring, mussitation, mutter, muttering.

Roget 405: faintness etc. adj.; faint sound, whisper, breath; undertone, underbreath; murmur, hum, susurration; tinkle; still small voice.   " hoarseness ... show more

Dutch: geruis
Polish: mamlanie, mamlenie, mamrotanie, mruczenie



2 murmur

A schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant.

synonym: murmur vowel.

3 murmur

An abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves.

synonyms: cardiac murmur, heart murmur.

4 murmur

A complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone.

synonyms: grumble, grumbling, murmuring, mutter, muttering.

Roget 839: lament, lamentation; wail, complaint, plaint, murmur, mutter, grumble, groan, moan, whine, whimper, sob, ... show more

Dutch: grommen
Polish: pokwękanie

verb

1 murmur

Speak softly or indistinctly.

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more

2 murmur

Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath.

synonyms: croak, gnarl, grumble, mutter.

Roget 839: lament, mourn, deplore, grieve, weep over; bewail, bemoan; condole with etc. 915; fret etc. (suffer) 828; ... show more

Roget 405: whisper, breathe, murmur, purl, hum, gurgle, ripple, babble, flow; tinkle; mutter etc. (speak imperfectly) 583; ... show more

Dutch: morren, murmureren


Moby thesaurus: air a grievance, aspirate, aspiration, bark, bated breath, bawl, beef, bellow, bellyache, bitch, blare, blat, blubber, boom, bray, breath, breathe, breathy voice, buzz, buzzing ... show more.

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