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Definition of murmur verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    murmur

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈmərmər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they murmur
     
    he / she / it murmurs
     
    past simple murmured
     
    -ing form murmuring
     
     
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] to make a quiet continuous sound The wind murmured in the trees.
  3. 3[intransitive] murmur (against somebody/something) (literary) to complain about someone or something, but not openly The people murmured against the new regime.
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