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mur·mur

 (mûr′mər)
n.
1. A low, indistinct, continuous sound: spoke in a murmur; the murmur of the waves.
2. An indistinct, whispered, or confidential complaint; a mutter.
3. Medicine An abnormal sound, usually emanating from the heart, that sometimes indicates a diseased condition.
v. mur·mured, mur·mur·ing, mur·murs
v.intr.
1. To make a low, continuous, indistinct sound or succession of sounds.
2. To complain in low mumbling tones; grumble.
v.tr.
To say in a low indistinct voice; utter indistinctly: murmured his approval.

[Middle English murmure, from Old French, from Latin murmur, a humming, roaring, of imitative origin.]

mur′mur·er n.
mur′mur·ing·ly adv.
mur′mur·ous adj.
mur′mur·ous·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.murmuring - a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.murmuring - a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment
Adj.1.murmuring - making a low continuous indistinct sound; "like murmuring waves"; "susurrant voices"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
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Translations
تَمْتَمَه،غَمْغَمَه، هَمْهَمَه
šumícízurčící
mumlende
morgó
muldrandi; suîandi
šumiacizurčiaci
mırıltılı

murmuring

nMurmeln nt no pl; (of water, wind, leaves)Rauschen nt no pl; murmurings (of discontent)Unmutsäußerungen pl (→ from +gen); do I hear murmuring? asked the chairmanirgendwelche Unstimmigkeiten? fragte der Vorsitzende
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

murmur

(ˈməːmə) noun
a quiet, indistinct sound, eg that of running water or low voices. the murmur of the sea; There was a low murmur among the crowd.
verb
to make such a sound. The child murmured (something) in his sleep.
ˈmurmuring adjective
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References in classic literature ?
She was there, in the full vigour of her personality, battered but not diminished, looking at me, speaking to me in the husky, breathy voice I remembered so well.
Actress Dretzin assumes the perfect light, breathy voice for teenage Annie, who narrates the story of her 17-year-old sister Mog's murder on the night before graduation from high school and the ways in which her family reacts.
On our examination, the patient's markedly pressed, somewhat breathy voice became very breathy when she relaxed her supraglottic hyperfunction.
I have many tones and colours - the breathy voice, the whispy voice, the pop voice and high-pitched, turbopowered voice that is my trademark.
Hough is pleasant enough, although her breathy voice is underpowered.
Dreamy and romantic, one can hear the love in her warm, breathy voice while the gifted singer and subtle and sparse arrangement give the telling words room to breathe and permeate one's mind.
Campbell's beguiling, breathy voice soaring on Saturday's Gone, while Lanegan's emotion-laden baritone on The Circus is Leaving Town proved one of the highlights of the set.
Brighton's Natasha Khan (for it is she) is the proud possessor of a beautiful breathy voice and a seductive knack for a song.
For example, when a young male voice-over specialist is chosen instead of an older man, or indeed a woman, or when an actor is instructed to perform a voiceover with a deep breathy voice instead of using a more normal type of phonation, these are de facto cases of voice manipulation which, from our point of view, have been carefully designed to suit the advertiser's message.
Live at the Southern, AdriAnne Lenker (Lucid Tunes): Recorded a few days before her 15th birthday, this live set showcases the amazing talents of the Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter, who is often compared to Jewel, due to her hushed, acoustic-pop sound and soft, breathy voice. A nicely produced calling card for this sure-to-be star.
While playing yet another dress-up game with her sister a while back, granny-dressed Bethy suddenly started waving her hair around and narrating in a breathy voice, "Hello, hello, my name is Rainbow, and my clothes are made from tofu.
According to Vanna Bonta, a poet and space sexpert with a sweet, breathy voice, "Zero gravity could cause a slight decrease in the size of the erect penis because of the heart not working hard, or low blood pressure."