Murmur



[mur-mer] /ˈmɜr mər/

noun
1.
a low, continuous sound, as of a brook, the wind, or trees, or of low, indistinct voices.
2.
a mumbled or private expression of discontent.
3.
Also called heart murmur. Medicine/Medical.

4.
Phonetics. a voice quality in which vibration of the vocal cords is accompanied by the escape of a great deal of air, as in the (h) of ahead; breathy voice.
verb (used without object)
5.
to make a low or indistinct sound, especially continuously.
6.
to speak in a low tone or indistinctly.
7.
to complain in a low tone or in private.
verb (used with object)
8.
to sound by murmurs.
9.
to utter in a low tone:
He murmured a threat as he left the room.
/ˈmɜːmə/
noun
1.
a continuous low indistinct sound, as of distant voices
2.
an indistinct utterance: a murmur of satisfaction
3.
a complaint; grumble: he made no murmur at my suggestion
4.
(med) any abnormal soft blowing sound heard within the body, usually over the chest See also heart murmur
verb -murs, -muring, -mured
5.
to utter (something) in a murmur
6.
(intransitive) to complain in a murmur
n.

late 14c., “expression of discontent by grumbling,” from Old French murmure “murmur, sound of human voices; trouble, argument” (12c.), noun of action from murmurer “to murmur,” from Latin murmurare “to murmur, mutter,” from murmur (n.) “a hum, muttering, rushing,” probably from a PIE reduplicative base *mor-mor, of imitative origin (cf. Sanskrit murmurah “crackling fire,” Greek mormyrein “to roar, boil,” Lithuanian murmlenti “to murmur”). Meaning “softly spoken words” is from 1670s.
v.

late 14c., from Old French murmurer “murmur, grouse, grumble” (12c.), from murmur “rumbling noise” (see murmur (n.)). Related: Murmured; murmuring.

murmur mur·mur (mûr’mər)
n.
An abnormal sound heard on auscultation of the heart, lungs, or blood vessels.

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