English

Definition of 'rumour'

See related content

Synonyms of "rumour"
Synonyms of "rumour"
French Translation of "rumour"
French Translation of "rumour"
Translator
Translator
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : periselenium
Word of the day : periselenium
Spanish Translation of "rumour"
Spanish Translation of "rumour"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Video: pronunciation of 'rumour'

Example sentences containing 'rumour'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
There were many whispers and rumours spread about each other and the friendship ended. The Sun (2016)Perhaps that senior journalist should have reported his own suspicions or acted upon rumours he had heard. The Sun (2016)There are also some rumours about the extent to which bargains were real bargains. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But you must have heard the rumours? Times, Sunday Times (2016)I met him to make contact arrangements for our daughter and asked if the rumours were true. The Sun (2016)There are rumours being spread. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rumours continued to spread yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rumours abound about discord in the coaching team, and it is not as though they are greatly hampered by international call-ups. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Dublin is rife with rumour about the identity of the artist. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The couple were rumoured to have split once again earlier this week. The Sun (2015)Earlier he was forced to deny internet rumours that he had hit his wife. The Sun (2014)There are rumours he has health issues. The Sun (2015)Rumours are abound that former contestants will be returning to the house that made them infamous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then if she does hear rumours she will already know your side of the story. The Sun (2014)Their wonderful stories did not need embellishment with ridiculous rumour or vile gossip. Times, Sunday Times (2016)September has been an unusually strong month for takeover rumours. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our client must be confident the rumours are true. The Sun (2011)The couple are rumoured to be suffering marriage woes. The Sun (2008)But the chants and then rumours spread rapidly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He tried to dismiss rumours of ill health by challenging his critics to a game of squash. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has heard rumours about an affair. The Sun (2016)The talk is all music industry rumour and gossip. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It turns out that a lot of the rumours were true. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Last week the government was forced to deny rumours that the cull was about to be called off. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Rumours can cause panic and riots. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Actually, there is one rumour that does make me smile. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The savaged bodies of roe deer in Gloucestershire last month fuelled rumours of a wild animal attack. The Sun (2012)Networks of information and rumour directed this feeling throughout and beyond New England. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)There have been persistent rumours of conflict between Peace and Sands. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

Trends of 'rumour'

In Common Usage. rumour is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'rumour'

British English: rumour /ˈruːmə/ NOUN
A rumour is a piece of information that may or may not be true, but that people are talking about.
He denied rumours that he was planning to visit the country later this month.
  • American English: rumor
  • Arabic: إشَاعَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rumor
  • Chinese: 谣言
  • Croatian: glasina
  • Czech: fáma
  • Danish: rygte
  • Dutch: gerucht
  • European Spanish: rumor
  • Finnish: huhu
  • French: rumeur
  • German: Gerücht
  • Greek: φήμη διάδοση
  • Italian: diceria
  • Japanese: うわさ
  • Korean: 소문
  • Norwegian: rykte
  • Polish: pogłoska
  • European Portuguese: rumor
  • Romanian: zvon
  • Russian: слух
  • Spanish: rumor
  • Swedish: rykte
  • Thai: ข่าวลือ
  • Turkish: söylenti
  • Ukrainian: чутка
  • Vietnamese: tin đồn

Source

Definition of rumour from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
#moon50
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access