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a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts:
a rumor of war.
gossip; hearsay:
Don’t listen to rumor.
Archaic. a continuous, confused noise; clamor; din.
verb (used with object)
to circulate, report, or assert by a rumor:
It is rumored that the king is dead.

information, often a mixture of truth and untruth, passed around verbally
(in combination): a rumour-monger

gossip or hearsay
(archaic) din or clamour
(obsolete) fame or reputation
(transitive; usually passive) to pass around or circulate in the form of a rumour: it is rumoured that the Queen is coming
(literary) to make or cause to make a murmuring noise


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