murmurer


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.murmurer - a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"

murmurer

noun
A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, griper, grouser.
References in classic literature ?
Since then, he hath become an active and earnest agitator, a murmurer, and a machinator, and a leader amongst those who impugn our authority; not considering that the rule is given to the Master even by the symbol of the staff and the rod the staff to support the infirmities of the weak the rod to correct the faults of delinquents.
Il a atteste avoir vu "des prisonniers jetes a coups de matraque d'un etage a l'autre et qui, hebetes par la torture et les coups, ne savaient plus que murmurer en arabe les premieres paroles d'une ancienne priere", relatant que c'est pendant cette periode qu'il avait appris la "disparition" de son ami Maurice Audin, arrete vingt-quatre heures avant lui, "torture par la meme equipe qui ensuite me (prit en mains) Il a evoque, entre autres, la disparition de cheikh Larbi Tebessi, president de l'association des Oulema musulmans, et du docteur Cherif Zahar.
Avec sa voix si forte et emouvante, Majda a fait murmurer, majestueusement, les ames des festivaliers.