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murmur

mur·mur

murmur

 
 
pronunciation:
muhr mr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a soft, indistinct, continuous sound, such as that made by low voices in conversation.
synonyms:
babble, buzz, sough, whisper
antonyms:
blare
similar words:
drone, grumble, hum, mumble, purl, purr, rustle, susurrus, swish
definition 2: a muttered or whispered remark or complaint.
synonyms:
grumble, mutter
similar words:
complaint, grouse, lament, mumble, sigh
definition 3: an irregularity in the heartbeat, caused by incomplete closure of heart valves; heart murmur.
similar words:
flutter
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: murmured, murmuring, murmurs
definition 1: to make a soft, indistinct, and continuous sound.
synonyms:
babble, buzz, mutter, sough, whisper
antonyms:
blare
similar words:
drone, hum, mumble, purl, purr, rustle, sigh, susurrate, swish
definition 2: to say something in a deliberately subdued voice, as to voice a complaint.
synonyms:
grumble, mutter
similar words:
bellyache, complain, gripe, grouse, grump, lament
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express in a low, indistinct voice.
The crowd murmured its approval.
synonyms:
mumble, mutter
antonyms:
blare
similar words:
babble, drone, grumble, purr, sigh, whisper
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derivations: murmuring (adj.), murmuringly (adv.), murmurer (n.)