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rumournoun [C or U]

UK (US rumor) uk   /ˈruː.mər/  us   /-mɚ/
B2 an ​unofficialinterestingstory or ​piece of ​news that might be ​true or ​invented, and ​quicklyspreads from ​person to ​person: Rumours are going round (the ​school) about Mr ​Mason and his ​assistant. [+ that] She's circulating/​spreading rumours that the ​manager is going to ​resign. I heard a rumour that she'd been ​seeing Luke Harrison.rumour has it people are saying: Rumour has it (that) you're going to be the next ​managingdirector. Is it ​true?

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(Definition of rumour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rumournoun [C]

UK ( US rumor) uk   us   /ˈruːmər/
an interesting story or ​piece of ​news that may or may not be ​true, that ​spreads quickly from ​person to ​person: a rumour that I heard a rumour that she's ​leaving. A rumour has surfaced that the ​company is about to go out of ​business.
rumour has it (that) used to say what many ​people are saying: Rumour has it that you're going to be the next ​managingdirector.
(Definition of rumour from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rumour”
in Korean 소문…
in Arabic شائعة…
in Malaysian khabar angin, gosip, desas-desus…
in French rumeur…
in Russian слух, молва…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流言, 謠傳, 傳聞…
in Italian voce, pettegolezzo…
in Turkish dedikodu, söylenti, şayia…
in Polish pogłoska, plotka…
in Spanish rumor…
in Vietnamese tin đồn, chuyện tầm phào…
in Portuguese boato, rumor…
in Thai ข่าวลือ…
in German das Gerücht…
in Catalan rumor…
in Japanese (英)うわさ, 風評…
in Chinese (Simplified) 流言, 谣传, 传闻…
in Indonesian desas-desus, gunjingan…
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