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Verb: murmur  mur-mu(r)
  1. Speak softly or indistinctly
    "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"
  2. Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
    "she murmurs when she feels overworked";
    - mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl [archaic], chunter [Brit, informal]
Noun: murmur  mur-mu(r)
  1. A low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    - mutter, muttering, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation
  2. A schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
    - murmur vowel
  3. An abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves
    - heart murmur, cardiac murmur
  4. A complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    - grumble, grumbling, murmuring, mutter, muttering

Derived forms: murmured, murmuring, murmurs

Type of: complain, complaint, kick [informal], kvetch [N. Amer, informal], moan, mouth, plain [archaic], schwa, shwa, sound, sound off, speak, symptom, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Encyclopedia: Murmur