What does Murmur mean?

Definitions for Murmurˈmɜr mər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Murmur.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation(noun)

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

  2. murmur vowel, murmur(noun)

    a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant

  3. heart murmur, cardiac murmur, murmur(noun)

    an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves

  4. grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering(verb)

    a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

  5. murmur(verb)

    speak softly or indistinctly

    "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"

  6. murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl(verb)

    make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

    "she grumbles when she feels overworked"


  1. murmur(Noun)

    (countable) Low or indistinct sounds or speech.

  2. murmur(Noun)

    The sound made by any condition which produces noisy, or turbulent, flow of blood through the heart.

  3. murmur(Noun)

    A muttered complaint or protest; the expression of dissatisfaction in a low muttering voice; any expression of complaint or discontent

  4. murmur(Verb)

    To grumble; to complain in a low, muttering voice, or express discontent at or against someone or something.

  5. murmur(Verb)

    To speak or make low, indistinguishable noise; to mumble, mutter.

    I couldn't hear the words; he just murmured a lot.

  6. murmur(Verb)

    To say (something) indistinctly, to mutter.

    I...heard thee murmur tales of iron wars. (Shakespeare, 1 Hen. IV., II. 3.51)

  7. Origin: From murmur, murmor, murmour, from murmure (modern French murmure), from murmur, from mormur-. Reduplication points to imitative, onomatopoeic origin. Cognate with Sanskrit , Ancient Greek , Lithuanian murmėti, murmuron, murmulon, murra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Murmur(verb)

    a low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water

  2. Murmur(verb)

    a complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice

  3. Murmur(verb)

    to make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest

  4. Murmur(verb)

    to utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; -- often with at or against

  5. Murmur(verb)

    to utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds; as, to murmur tales

  6. Origin: [F. murmurer, L. murmurare, murmurari, fr. murmur murmur; cf. Gr. to roar and boil, said of water, Skr. marmara a rustling sound; prob. of imitative origin.]


  1. Murmur

    Murmur was a record label that started as an imprint of Sony Music Australia in mid-1994. Named after REM's first album, Murmur signed a number of Australia's most successful rock bands, including Silverchair, Ammonia, Something for Kate and Jebediah. Notable alumni of Murmur are John O'Donnell, a former Rolling Stone journalist who became the head of EMI Australia, and John Watson, who runs a music management company and independent record label, Eleven.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Murmur

    mur′mur, n. a low, indistinct sound, like that of running water: a complaint in a low, muttering voice.—v.i. to utter a murmur: to grumble:—pr.p. mur′muring; pa.t. and pa.p. mur′mured.n. Mur′murer.—adj. Mur′muring, making a low continuous noise.—adv. Mur′muringly, with a low murmuring sound: in a murmuring manner.—adj. Mur′murous, attended with murmurs: exciting murmur.—adv. Mur′murously. [Fr.,—L.; imit.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Murmur' in Verbs Frequency: #684


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Murmur in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Murmur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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