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Meaning of MURMUR

Pronunciation:  'murmur

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

MURMUR is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a blowing or rasping sound heard while listening to the heart; may or may not indicate problems within the heart or circulatory system.
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