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Definition of Murmur


  1. A low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water.
  2. A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice.
  3. To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.
  4. To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; -- often with at or against.
  5. To utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds; as, to murmur tales.

Murmur Quotations

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
John Lubbock

I came up poor. My mother only had a fourth-grade education. My dad didn't have any education at all. But they were very structured. They worked hard. You know, they didn't complain. They didn't murmur. And they believe in the Christ.
Evander Holyfield

There are many things that happen every day that we could murmur about if we let ourselves go there. But they really aren't worth the effort it takes to get upset and gripe about it.
Joyce Meyer

I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
D. H. Lawrence

I dish the dirt out, and I can take it. But why should my mother and children have to take it? In 20 years, I have taken any number of stories, most of which are not true, without a murmur of complaint. But some stories you have to draw the line and say No.
Jeremy Clarkson
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Murmur Translations

murmur in Dutch is murmelen, murmelen (v. beekje)
murmur in Finnish is kohista
murmur in French is murmurer, maronner, murmure
murmur in German is murmeln
murmur in Italian is farfugliare
murmur in Spanish is canicas, murmullo
murmur in Swedish is mummel, sorla, knota, porla, mumla, susa
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