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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.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"
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

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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Finding its only escape through ten-year-old Zhizha's deepest interior monologue, the unsayable, silencing act is painfully, murmuringly articulated in the victim's simple but bewildering words: "He puts mucus between my legs.
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