from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A low, indistinct, continuous sound: spoke in a murmur; the murmur of the waves.
- n. An indistinct, whispered, or confidential complaint; a mutter.
- n. Medicine An abnormal sound, usually emanating from the heart, that sometimes indicates a diseased condition.
- intransitive v. To make a low, continuous, indistinct sound or succession of sounds.
- intransitive v. To complain in low mumbling tones; grumble.
- transitive v. To say in a low indistinct voice; utter indistinctly: murmured his approval.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Low or indistinct sounds or speech.
- n. The sound made by any condition which produces noisy, or turbulent, flow of blood through the heart.
- n. A muttered complaint or protest; the expression of dissatisfaction in a low muttering voice; any expression of complaint or discontent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water.
- n. A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice.
- intransitive v. To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.
- intransitive v. To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; -- often with at or against.
- transitive v. To utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a low continuous noise, like the sound of rushing water or of the wind among trees, or like the hum of bees.
- To utter words indistinctly; mutter.
- To grumble; complain; utter complaints in a low, muttering voice; hence, in general, to express complaint or discontent: with at or against.
- Synonyms To repine, whimper.
- To utter indistinctly; say in a low indistinct voice; mutter.
- n. A low sound continued or continuously repeated, as that of a stream running in a stony channel, of a number of persons talking indistinctly in low tones, and the like; a low and confused or indistinct sound; a hum.
- n. A muttered complaint or protest; the expression of dissatisfaction in a low muttering voice; hence, any expression of complaint or discontent.
- n. In medicine, any one of various sounds, normal and pathological, heard in auscultation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
- n. a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
- n. an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves
- v. speak softly or indistinctly
- n. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
- n. a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
To ask for anything more, my darker fears murmur, is to tempt destruction.
There's a soft awestruck murmur from the back of the bus: "Wow!"
If your child's primary doctor thinks that the murmur is normal or innocent, he or she will note the murmur on the patient chart and listen again at later checkups for changes.
If your child's doctor feels comfortable that the murmur is innocent, there is no need for further cardiology evaluation.
A heart murmur is an extra sound besides the first and second heart sounds.
Sometimes the doctor will be concerned that the murmur is not innocent or normal.
And a sulky murmur comes from the chastened leaders on the front benches
The murmur is like a swoosh of too much blood coming out of the heart.
There was a soft murmur from the back of the room.
Pretty Conservative eh and yet not a murmur from the left pourqui?