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Noun: murmuring  mur-mu-ring
  1. A low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    - mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuration, mussitation
  2. A complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    - grumble, grumbling, murmur, mutter, muttering
Adjective: murmuring  mur-mu-ring
  1. Making a low continuous indistinct sound
    "like murmuring waves";
    - susurrant, whispering
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, chunter [Brit]

Derived forms: murmurings

See also: soft

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

Encyclopedia: Murmuring