Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Murmuring; discontent; grumbling.
- n. In falconry, a gathering of starlings.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The act of murmuring; a murmur.
- n. a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
- 1350-1400; Medieval Latin murmuratio. (Wiktionary)
“Starlings are great virtuosi, wonderful mimics as well as splendid singers, and incorporate so many different sounds into their songs that a flock of them is called a murmuration.”
“A starling flock like this is called a murmuration, a word that perfectly describes the rustle of thousands of pairs of wings.”
“murmuration' make fantastical shapes as the flock wheel and dive through the air.”
“Don Tapscott has written persuasively about the mechanism and culture of collaboration, and even produced a wonderful video on the notion of weak -- even unintelligent -- signals that result in glorious patterns of starling murmuration.”
“I'd never heard of this phenomenon before--its called "murmuration.”
“The very sumptuousness of the renovated terminal, which will soon enough be filled with the brisk murmuration of passing lawyers, is a reminder that we live in an age when, as in medieval times, decoration is the prerogative of the rich.”
“You can find a video of a smaller murmuration in Brighton here.”
“The chalk-pit was full of sunshine and the murmuration of bees.”
“There seemed in all this white murmuration to be millions of tiny hands stretching out to me, millions of whispering voices, of wistful eyes.”
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