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rumor

noun [C/U] (Cdn Br rumour)  us   /ˈru·mər/
an unofficial, interesting story or piece of news that might be true or invented, and that is communicated quickly from person to person: [C] Rumors about her are circulating at school.
rumored
adjective [not gradable] (Cdn Br rumoured)  us   /ˈru·mərd/
The rumored plan to sell the company never actually took place.
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