[ UK /mˈɜːmɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈmɝmɝ/ ]
  1. a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
  2. an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves
  3. a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
  4. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  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 grumbles when she feels overworked
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How To Use murmur In A Sentence

  • Before Malfurion could ask who she meant, Tyrande brought the glaive up in a salute and murmured something in the hidden tongue of the Sisterhood. WORLD OF WARCRAFT STORMRAGE
  • The paramedic said he was still alive, moving his hand and murmuring something. Times, Sunday Times
  • During the night two young partisans sat on guard at the bedroom door listening to murmured conversation. Whicker's War
  • `Then apparently James needs no more stiffening in his collar," Aubrey murmured. THE LAST RAVEN
  • It still whispered about, prowling in the back of his consciousness, murmuring darkly even though his body was slack with well-satisfied relief. Captured by Moonlight
  • There was just one moment," he murmured ruminatingly, -- The Mischief Maker
  • Here a general murmur arose, and the teacher, opening her lips for the first time, ejaculated — “Silence, mesdemoiselles!” The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte
  • Clear-cut clinical evidence of a hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus should be present, such as respiratory distress, a continuous murmur, a hyperactive precordium, cardiomegaly and pulmonary plethora on chest x-ray. THE MEDICAL NEWS
  • He was muttering incessantly to himself, as if delighted at having found his tongue, his head swaying on his shoulders, and a strange murmur, soft, birdlike, meaningless, like sounds heard from a vast distance, coming from his wide-open mouth. Vandover and the Brute
  • It is zeal for the salvation of souls which makes the prelateship desired, if you will believe the ambitious man; which makes the monk, who is destined for the choir, run hither and thither, as the restless soul himself will tell you; which causes all those censures and murmurings against the prelates of the Treatise on the Love of God
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