Definitions of murmur

  1. an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves
  2. complain quietly
  3. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  4. speak softly or indistinctly; " She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"
  5. a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
  6. a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
  7. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; " she grumbles when she feels overworked"
  8. A low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water.
  9. A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice.
  10. To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.
  11. To utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds; as, to murmur tales.
  12. To utter complaints in a low, half- articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; - often with at or against.
  13. A low, indistinct sound, as of a running stream; a complaint in a low, muttering tone; a grumble.
  14. To make a low, continued noise like the hum of bees; speak in a low voice; mutter in discontent; grumble.
  15. To utter complainingly or in a low voice; to grumble.
  16. Susurrus; a soft sound, like that made by a somewhat forcible expiration with the mouth open, heard on auscultation of the heart, lungs, or blood- vessels.
  17. Faint continuous sound.
  18. A low, indistinct sound, like that of running water: a complaint in a low, muttering voice.
  19. To utter a murmur: to grumble:- pr. p. murmuring; pa. t. and pa. p. murmured.
  21. Low, indistinct sound; muttered complaint.
  22. To utter a murmur; grumble.
  23. To utter in a murmur.
  24. To utter in a low, suppressed tone; to complain in low tones; mutter; mumble.
  25. A complaint uttered in a half- articulate voice; a low, repeated sound.
  26. A low sound, continually repeated, as that of a running stream; a complaint, uttered in a low, muttering voice.
  27. To make a low, continued noise, like the bum of bees: to grumble; to complain; to utter sullen discontent.
  28. A low continually- repeated sound or sounds; a complaint uttered in a low suppressed tone.
  29. To give forth or utter low suppressed sounds; to complain.

Usage examples for murmur

  1. The noise of running water stole gradually through the murmur of leaves. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  2. They had not finished eating when a murmur of voices outside the door made them look up in surprise. – A Little Maid of Old Maine by Alice Turner Curtis
  3. There was a murmur of astonishment from the rest and Clavering saw that the shot had told. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  4. A murmur arose, at which any one else would have felt ashamed; but he, firm and resolute, took no notice of it, and would have remained just as he had placed himself if, to my misfortune, he had not cast his eyes on me.... – The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by J. J. Jusserand
  5. Then she bore without a murmur the passing pain. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  6. One day, they heard him murmur one day- the day of my death. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  7. She was not disposed to play the second part without a murmur like Dora. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  8. A fresh murmur of sympathy through the court annoyed the judge, who shrugged his shoulders. – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  9. Then, presently, there arose a strange murmur unlike any sound Allie had ever heard. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  10. Hear 'em talking in there; ' and Harry held up his finger, for a steady murmur of conversation had followed the laughter in papa and mamma's room. – Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
  11. Come what may, I feel as if I never could have a right to murmur – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  12. Nor did she hear the murmur of voices that went on while it was being eaten. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  13. But his voice came only as a vague murmur to the listener's ears. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  14. In mine ear alone doth the spring murmur now. – The Bride of Fort Edward by Delia Bacon
  15. Amazement seized upon him, to the earth Brought back again: but from his lips tight drawn No murmur issued; he had power alone When questioned to reply. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  16. She fell back into the calm of the ordinary life without a murmur saying little about it. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  17. Not a word- scarcely a murmur – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  18. If you listen, you can hear the murmur of his grief in the wind. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  19. " Doctor," continued the Coroner, as soon as the murmur had subsided, " did you notice the color of the woman's hair?" – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  20. For three days after this interview he lingered in much pain, but without a murmur – Amos Huntingdon by T.P. Wilson