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  • n. One who murmurs

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who murmurs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who murmurs; one who complains sullenly; a grumbler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who speaks softly and indistinctly

Etymologies

to murmur + -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We begin with Sleep personified as a "Low murmurer," the adjectival effect rounded off almost comically by the next line's last word in "pillows" (ll. 11-12).

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • I tried to track down the cake by searching for King Macadamian and was taken to "murmurer de patissier" -- whatever that is.

    A Cake and a Website

  • Since then, he hath become an active and earnest agitator, a murmurer, and a machinator, and a leader amongst those who impugn our authority; not considering that the rule is given to the Master even by the symbol of the staff and the rod — the staff to support the infirmities of the weak — the rod to correct the faults of delinquents. —

    Ivanhoe

  • John Downame cried, "is seated upon the ale-bench and has got himself between the cup and the wall he presently becomes a reprover of magistrates, a controller of the state, a murmurer and repiner against the best established government."

    Wrong Side of the River: London's disreputable South Bank in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Jessica A. Browner

  • The myriad sorceries of House Troqwai could hold the killer at bay for a time that seemed unimaginable to the harried children of DownTown, but still the murmurer gnawed and clawed and insinuated its dark tentacles through cracks in the walls.

    The Dragon Never Sleeps

  • If the disciple obey unwillingly and murmur in word as well as in heart, it will not be accepted by God, Who considereth the heart of a murmurer, even if he do what was ordered.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • This murmuring was not, however, without its consolations to the murmurer, for as soon as the actual reading stopped he could take up a novel or magazine and, leaving his vocal organs to carry on the work, concentrate his mind upon the preparation of material against some future session.

    An Adventure with a Genius

  • "Cela fut trouvé si nouveau et estrange entre les prélats, que soubdain ils commencèrent tous à murmurer et faire un grand bruict; lequel toutesfois estant aucunement appaisé," etc.

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • Let the skies be ever so blue, the eyes of the murmurer can discover a rising cloud.

    The Life of Duty, v. 2 A year's plain sermons on the Gospels or Epistles

  • If real love was so much more vulgar than she had supposed, yet also it was so much more overwhelming that she was glad to be a flesh-and-blood lover, bruised and bewildered and estranged from herself, instead of a polite murmurer.

    The Job An American Novel

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