rumor Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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rumornoun [C/U]

(Cdn Br rumour)  us   /ˈru·mər/
an ​unofficial, ​interestingstory or ​piece of ​news that might be ​true or ​invented, and that is ​communicatedquickly from ​person to ​person: [C] Rumors about her are ​circulating at ​school.
adjective [not gradable] (Cdn Br rumoured)  us   /ˈru·mərd/
The rumored ​plan to ​sell the ​company never ​actually took ​place.
(Definition of rumor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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