Definition of 'murmur'
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A murmur of approval rippled around the room. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the two former aces took it without a murmur of complaint. The Sun (2009)There is not the slightest murmur of road noise or neighbours. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The vet said that she had a heart murmur. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Distant cars murmured like waves on a beach. Times, Sunday Times (2013)During the night two young partisans sat on guard at the bedroom door listening to murmured conversation. Whicker's WarShe murmured something belligerent and turned away. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Low murmurs from the sixth form filter down. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He became a goalkeeper when a heart murmur stopped him playing in outfield positions as a youngster. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All these conditions tend to be recognised in childhood when abnormal heart sounds and murmurs are heard. BMA Family Doctor Guide - Heart Disease (1989)As they bend over their work, they keep up a low murmur of conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The paramedic said he was still alive, moving his hand and murmuring something. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has gone deep inside himself, his voice a low murmuring grumble. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But he was puzzled very much by a strange murmuring noise, which followed them all the way. The Water Babies (1863)As each leader announced a portion of the sentence, loud murmurs of approval rose from the throng. Christianity Today (2000)A blur of faces and the murmur of their soft questions. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)This failure to hold on to their lead will add to the growing murmurs of discontent in North London. The Sun (2014)There were political struggles, there was murmuring and discontent, but these disputes were well within the realm of normality. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)
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Translations for 'murmur'
British English: murmur VERB
If you murmur something, you say it very quietly, so that not many people can hear what you are saying.
He turned and murmured something to the professor.
British English: murmur NOUN
A murmur is something that is said which can hardly be heard.
They spoke in low murmurs.
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