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Definition of murmur verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    murmur

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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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 somebody/something, but not openly The people murmured against the new regime.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French murmure, from murmurer ‘to murmur’, from Latin murmurare, from murmur ‘a murmur’.Extra examples ‘Mmm, ’ she murmured appreciatively. ‘Night, night,’ she murmured sleepily. ‘What a fool I’ve been,’ he murmured softly. He held her tight and murmured to her. She heard him murmur something under his breath.
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