- 1[transitive, intransitive] murmur (something) | + speech | murmur that… to say something in a soft quiet voice that is difficult to hear or understand She murmured her agreement. He murmured something in his sleep. She was murmuring in his ear.
- 2[intransitive] to make a quiet continuous sound The wind murmured in the trees.
- 3[intransitive] murmur (against somebody/something) (literary) to complain about somebody/something, but not openly The people murmured against the new regime. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French murmure, from murmurer
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːmə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrmər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they murmur
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːmə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrmər//he / she / it murmurs
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːməz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrmərz//past simple murmured
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːməd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrmərd//past participle murmured
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːməd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrmərd//-ing form murmuring
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːmərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrmərɪŋ//