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English noun: murmur

1. murmur (event) a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech


Synonymsmurmuration, murmuring, mussitation, mutter, muttering


Broader (hypernym)sound

2. murmur (communication) a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant


Synonymsmurmur vowel


Broader (hypernym)schwa, shwa

3. murmur (state) an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves


Synonymscardiac murmur, heart murmur


Broader (hypernym)symptom


Narrower (hyponym)systolic murmur

4. murmur (communication) a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone


Synonymsgrumble, grumbling, murmuring, mutter, muttering


Broader (hypernym)complaint


English verb: murmur

1. murmur (communication) speak softly or indistinctly


SamplesShe murmured softly to the baby in her arms.


ExamplesSam and Sue murmur


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)coo, susurrate

2. murmur (communication) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath


SamplesShe grumbles when she feels overworked.


Synonymscroak, gnarl, grumble, mutter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off









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