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English definition of “rumor”

rumor

noun [C/U] (Cdn Br rumour)  /ˈru·mər/ us  
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)  /ˈru·mərd/ us  
The rumored plan to sell the company never actually took place.
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