rumour


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ru·mour

 (ro͞o′mər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of rumor.

rumour

(ˈruːmə) or

rumor

n
1.
a. information, often a mixture of truth and untruth, passed around verbally
b. (in combination): a rumour-monger.
2. gossip or hearsay
3. archaic din or clamour
4. obsolete fame or reputation
vb
5. (tr; usually passive) to pass around or circulate in the form of a rumour: it is rumoured that the Queen is coming.
6. literary to make or cause to make a murmuring noise
[C14: via Old French from Latin rūmor common talk; related to Old Norse rymja to roar, Sanskrit rāut he cries]

rumour


Past participle: rumoured
Gerund: rumouring

Imperative
rumour
rumour
Present
I rumour
you rumour
he/she/it rumours
we rumour
you rumour
they rumour
Preterite
I rumoured
you rumoured
he/she/it rumoured
we rumoured
you rumoured
they rumoured
Present Continuous
I am rumouring
you are rumouring
he/she/it is rumouring
we are rumouring
you are rumouring
they are rumouring
Present Perfect
I have rumoured
you have rumoured
he/she/it has rumoured
we have rumoured
you have rumoured
they have rumoured
Past Continuous
I was rumouring
you were rumouring
he/she/it was rumouring
we were rumouring
you were rumouring
they were rumouring
Past Perfect
I had rumoured
you had rumoured
he/she/it had rumoured
we had rumoured
you had rumoured
they had rumoured
Future
I will rumour
you will rumour
he/she/it will rumour
we will rumour
you will rumour
they will rumour
Future Perfect
I will have rumoured
you will have rumoured
he/she/it will have rumoured
we will have rumoured
you will have rumoured
they will have rumoured
Future Continuous
I will be rumouring
you will be rumouring
he/she/it will be rumouring
we will be rumouring
you will be rumouring
they will be rumouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rumouring
you have been rumouring
he/she/it has been rumouring
we have been rumouring
you have been rumouring
they have been rumouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rumouring
you will have been rumouring
he/she/it will have been rumouring
we will have been rumouring
you will have been rumouring
they will have been rumouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rumouring
you had been rumouring
he/she/it had been rumouring
we had been rumouring
you had been rumouring
they had been rumouring
Conditional
I would rumour
you would rumour
he/she/it would rumour
we would rumour
you would rumour
they would rumour
Past Conditional
I would have rumoured
you would have rumoured
he/she/it would have rumoured
we would have rumoured
you would have rumoured
they would have rumoured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rumour - gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouthrumour - gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
Verb1.rumour - tell or spread rumors; "It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"
dish the dirt, gossip - wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies; "She won't dish the dirt"

rumour

noun story, news, report, talk, word, whisper, buzz, gossip, dirt (U.S. slang), hearsay, canard, tidings, scuttlebutt (U.S. slang), bush telegraph, bruit (archaic) There's a strange rumour going around.
be rumoured be said, be told, be reported, be published, be circulated, be whispered, be passed around, be put about, be noised abroad It was rumoured that he'd been interned in an asylum.
Translations
إشَاعَةإشاعَهشائِعَه
drbyfámazvěsti
rygte
huhukuulopuhe
glasina
rémhírszóbeszéd
kjaftasaga, slúîurorîrómur
うわさ
소문
fama
baumas
zvesť
rykte
ข่าวลือ
tin đồn

rumour

rumor (US) [ˈruːməʳ]
A. Nrumor m
rumour has it thatse rumorea que ..., corre la voz de que ...
B. VT it is rumoured thatse rumorea que ..., corre la voz de que ...
he is rumoured to be richse rumorea que es rico

rumour

[ˈruːmər] (British) rumor (US)
nrumeur f
It's just a rumour → Ce n'est qu'une rumeur.
vt
it is rumoured that ... → le bruit court que ...
it was rumoured that ... → le bruit courait que
They are rumoured to be splitting up → Le bruit court qu'ils se séparent.rumour mill (British) rumor mill (US) n (= source of rumours) → machine f à rumeursrumour-monger [ˈruːmərmʌŋgər] (British) rumor-monger (US) ncolporteur m de rumeurs

rumour

, (US) rumor
nGerücht nt; rumour has it that …es geht das Gerücht, dass …; as rumour has itwie es Gerüchten zufolge heißt; there are rumours of wares gehen Kriegsgerüchte um; have you heard the rumours?hast dus schon gehört?
vt it is rumoured that …es geht das Gerücht, dass …; (through gossip) → man munkelt, dass …; he is rumoured to be in LondonGerüchten zufolge ist er in London; he is rumoured to be richer soll angeblich reich sein; his rumoured relationship with a modeldie ihm nachgesagte Beziehung zu einem Model

rumour

, (US) rumor:
rumour mill
n (inf, pej)Gerüchteküche f (inf, pej)
rumour-monger
nGerüchtemacher(in) m(f), → Klatschbase f (pej)
rumour-mongering
n no plKlatscherei f (pej), → Verbreitung f no plvon Gerüchten

rumour

rumor (Am) [ˈruːməʳ]
1. nvoce f
rumour has it that ... → corre voce che... + sub
2. vt it is rumoured that ...si dice in giro che... + sub

rumour

(American) rumor (ˈruːmə) noun
1. a piece of news or a story passed from person to person, which may not be true. I heard a rumour that you had got a new job.
2. general talk or gossip. Don't listen to rumour.

rumour

إشَاعَة fáma rygte Gerücht φήμη rumor huhu rumeur glasina diceria うわさ 소문 gerucht rykte pogłoska rumor слух rykte ข่าวลือ söylenti tin đồn 谣言
References in classic literature ?
Miss Twinkleton then proceeded to remark that Rumour, Ladies, had been represented by the bard of Avon--needless were it to mention the immortal SHAKESPEARE, also called the Swan of his native river, not improbably with some reference to the ancient superstition that that bird of graceful plumage (Miss Jennings will please stand upright) sang sweetly on the approach of death, for which we have no ornithological authority,--Rumour, Ladies, had been represented by that bard--hem
Rumour in Cloisterham (Miss Ferdinand will honour me with her attention) was no exception to the great limner's portrait of Rumour elsewhere.
Poor little Rosa put a forefinger into each of her ears when these rumours began to circulate, and retired into a corner, beseeching not to be told any more; but Miss Landless, begging permission of Miss Twinkleton to go and speak with her brother, and pretty plainly showing that she would take it if it were not given, struck out the more definite course of going to Mr.
The event of Tess Durbeyfield's return from the manor of her bogus kinsfolk was rumoured abroad, if rumour be not too large a word for a space of a square mile.
At that time the aeroplane was, for most people, merely a rumour and the "Sausage" held the air.
A strange rumour began to circulate, meanwhile; no less than that the respectable and highly respected General Epanchin was himself so fascinated by Nastasia Philipovna that his feeling for her amounted almost to passion.
Epanchin, long accustomed to her husband's infidelities, had heard of the pearls, and the rumour excited her liveliest curiosity and interest.
There were several rumours afloat, before long, which upset Totski's equanimity a good deal, but we will not now stop to describe them; merely mentioning an instance or two.
Strange rumours began to be bandied about -- rumours of murdered immigrants and rifled camps in regions where Indians had never been seen.
He said the call centre coordinates with departments concerned to explain the correct information to the caller reporting a rumour so that he/she is fully aware of the truth of what has been heard or shared through social media.
Observing that rumours spread fast, especially through social media, the MoI noted in a post on Facebook that rumour mongers "love to spread anything without verifying its sources".
Often-times people talk of rumour as just baseless statements that seek to discredit the correct information.