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

 

rumour

 verb
(especially US English rumor)verb
BrE BrE//ˈruːmə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːmər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rumour
BrE BrE//ˈruːmə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːmər//
 
he / she / it rumours
BrE BrE//ˈruːməz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːmərz//
 
past simple rumoured
BrE BrE//ˈruːməd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːmərd//
 
past participle rumoured
BrE BrE//ˈruːməd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːmərd//
 
-ing form rumouring
BrE BrE//ˈruːmərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈruːmərɪŋ//
 
 
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be rumoured to be reported as a rumour and possibly not true it is rumoured that… It's widely rumoured that she's getting promoted. It is widely rumoured that she is considering a divorce. rumour to be/have something He was rumoured to be involved in the crime. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French rumur, from Latin rumor ‘noise’.

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