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
murmur vowel, murmur(noun)
a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
heart murmur, cardiac murmur, murmur(noun)
an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves
grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering(verb)
a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
speak softly or indistinctly
"She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"
murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl(verb)
make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
"she grumbles when she feels overworked"
(countable) Low or indistinct sounds or speech.
The sound made by any condition which produces noisy, or turbulent, flow of blood through the heart.
A muttered complaint or protest; the expression of dissatisfaction in a low muttering voice; any expression of complaint or discontent
To grumble; to complain in a low, muttering voice, or express discontent at or against someone or something.
To speak or make low, indistinguishable noise; to mumble, mutter.
I couldn't hear the words; he just murmured a lot.
To say (something) indistinctly, to mutter.
I...heard thee murmur tales of iron wars. (Shakespeare, 1 Hen. IV., II. 3.51)
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.
a low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water
a complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice
to make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest
to utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; -- often with at or against
to utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds; as, to murmur tales
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.]
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'murmur' in Verbs Frequency: #684
The numerical value of murmur in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of murmur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of murmur in a Sentence
I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
The echo began in some indescribable way to undermine her hold on life. Coming at a moment when she chanced to be fatigued, it had managed to murmur, 'Pathos, piety, courage -- they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.'
I believe a man is born first unto himself-for the happy developing of himself, while the world is a nursery, and the pretty things are to be snatched for, and pleasant things tasted some people seem to exist thus right to the end. But most are born again on entering manhood then they are born to humanity, to a consciousness of all the laughing, and the never-ceasing murmur of pain and sorrow that comes from the terrible multitudes of brothers.
I believe a man is born first unto himself --for the happy developing of himself, while the world is a nursery, and the pretty things are to be snatched for, and pleasant things tasted; some people seem to exist thus right to the end. But most are born again on entering manhood; then they are born to humanity, to a consciousness of all the laughing, and the never-ceasing murmur of pain and sorrow that comes from the terrible multitudes of brothers.
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- دمدم, غمغم, تمتم, تغمغمArabic
- mumle, susen, mumlen, rislenDanish
- murmeln, Gemurre, GemurmelGerman
- φύσημα, μουρμουρητό, μουρμούρισμα, μουρμουρίζωGreek
- soplo, murmurar, murmulloSpanish
- mutina, mumista, suhina, mumina, jupina, mutista, kohinaFinnish
- murmure, murmurer, rumeur, souffleFrench
- mormorio, mormorare, sussurro, brusioItalian
- whakahāhā, wawaro, warowaro, hūoro, kikihi, kihi, whakatanguruMāori
- sopro, murmurarPortuguese
- бормотание, бормотать, ропотRussian
- mummel, mumlaSwedish
- homurdanma, homurtuTurkish
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