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rumor

ru·mor

rumor

 
 
pronunciation:
ru mr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a piece of information or a story passed from one person to another without any proof that it is true.
It is only a rumor that the store is closing.
synonyms:
hearsay
similar words:
talk
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: rumored, rumoring, rumors
definition: to tell or spread by rumor.
It is rumored that school will close early today.
similar words:
circulate, hint, imply, inform, leak, report, reveal, say, tattle, tell, whisper