murmur Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “murmur” in the English Dictionary

"murmur" in British English

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uk   /ˈmɜː.mər/  us   /ˈmɝː.mɚ/

murmur verb (SPEAK QUIETLY)

C2 [I or T] to ​speak or say something very ​quietly: [+ speech] "I ​love you," she murmured. He was murmuring to himself.humorous He murmured sweetnothings (= ​romantictalk) in her ​ear.

murmur verb (COMPLAIN)

[I] to ​complain about something that you ​disagree with or ​dislike, but not in a ​public way: They were murmuring about the boss's ​nephew getting the ​job.


uk   /ˈmɜː.mər/  us   /ˈmɝː.mɚ/

murmur noun (SOUND)

C2 [C] the ​sound of something being said very ​quietly: A murmur ofagreement came from the ​crowd. [S] a ​softcontinuoussound: The murmur of the ​waves on the ​beachlulled me to ​sleep.

murmur noun (COMPLAINT)

[C] a ​complaint that is ​expressedprivately: After the ​report was ​published, there were murmurs of ​discontent around the ​office.
(Definition of murmur from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"murmur" in American English

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murmurverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈmɜr·mər/
to ​speak or say very ​quietly: "I ​love you," she murmured.
noun [C]  us   /ˈmɜr·mər/
a murmur of ​voices
(Definition of murmur from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “murmur”
in Korean 속삭이다…
in Arabic يُتَمْتِم…
in Malaysian bunyi desiran…
in French murmure…
in Russian шептать, бормотать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕聲說, 低聲說…
in Italian sussurrare…
in Turkish mırıldanmak…
in Polish mruczeć, szeptać…
in Spanish murmullo, susurro…
in Vietnamese tiếng rì rầm…
in Portuguese murmurar, sussurrar…
in Thai เสียงพึมพำ…
in German das Murmeln…
in Catalan murmurar…
in Japanese (人)がつぶやく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻声说, 低声说…
in Indonesian gumam…
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