Definitions for: Murmur

[n] a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
[n] a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
[n] a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
[n] an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves
[v] complain quietly
[v] speak softly or indistinctly; "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"

Webster (1913) Definition: Mur"mur, n. [F. murmure: cf. L. murmur. CF. Murmur,
v. i.]
1. A low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of
running water.

2. A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low,
muttering voice. --Chaucer.

Some discontents there are, some idle murmurs.

Mur"mur, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Murmured; p. pr. & vb.
n. Murmuring.] [F. murmurer, L. murmurare, murmurari, fr.
murmur murmur; cf. Gr.? to roar and boil, said of water, Skr.
marmara a rustling sound; prob. of imitative origin.]
1. To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a
stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.

They murmured as doth a swarm of bees. --Chaucer.

2. To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to
feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble;
-- often with at or against. ``His disciples murmured at
it.'' --John vi. 61.

And all the children of Israel murmured against
Moses and against Aaron. --Num. xiv. 2.

Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured.
--1 Cor. x.

Mur"mur, v. t.
To utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds;
as, to murmur tales. --Shak.

The people murmured such things concerning him. --John
vii. 32.

Synonyms: cardiac murmur, croak, gnarl, grumble, grumble, grumbling, heart murmur, murmur vowel, murmuration, murmuring, murmuring, mussitation, mutter, mutter, mutter, muttering, muttering

See Also: complain, complaint, coo, kick, kvetch, mouth, plain, quetch, schwa, shwa, sound, sound off, speak, susurrate, symptom, systolic murmur, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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