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  • n. A low-pitched murmuring, grumbling sound.
  • n. Flatulence.
  • adj. Producing a murmuring or grumbling sound
  • adj. flatulent; afflicted by indigestion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Murmuring; grumbling; -- sometimes applied to the rumbling produced by a slight attack of the gripes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A low, rumbling sound; hence, the motion in the bowels produced by flatulence, attended by such a sound; borborygmus.

Etymologies

From Scots curmur. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Brandy will cure that,” said a third fellow; “a glass of brandy to three glasses of wine prevents the curmurring in the stomach.”

    Old Mortality

  • "Ay, ay, Jemmy," said he, "'tis easy for you to bid me get on, but how the deuce can I make Rob Roy's wife speak, with such a _curmurring_ in my guts?"

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)

  • "Brandy will cure that," said a third fellow; "a glass of brandy to three glasses of wine prevents the curmurring in the stomach."

    Old Mortality, Complete

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  • Percussion and melodic part
    Make music to gladden the heart,
    Thus, steady curmurring
    Sets sweet things astirring
    And summons a concussive fart.

    July 10, 2015