Associations to the word «Murmur»


MURMUR, noun. (countable) Low or indistinct sounds or speech.
MURMUR, noun. (medicine) The sound made by any condition which produces noisy, or turbulent, flow of blood through the heart.
MURMUR, noun. A muttered complaint or protest; the expression of dissatisfaction in a low muttering voice; any expression of complaint or discontent
MURMUR, verb. (intransitive) (now rare) To grumble; to complain in a low, muttering voice, or express discontent at or against someone or something. [from 14th c.]
MURMUR, verb. (intransitive) To speak or make low, indistinguishable noise; to mumble, mutter. [from 14th c.]
MURMUR, verb. (transitive) To say (something) indistinctly, to mutter. [from 15th c.]

Dictionary definition

MURMUR, noun. A low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech.
MURMUR, noun. A schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant.
MURMUR, noun. An abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves.
MURMUR, noun. A complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone.
MURMUR, verb. Speak softly or indistinctly; "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms".
MURMUR, verb. Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked".

Wise words

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