Meaning of “rumoured” in the English Dictionary


"rumoured" in English

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UK US rumored uk /ˈruː.məd/ us /ˈruː.mɚd/

used to refer to a fact or piece of news that might be true or invented, and quickly spreads from person to person:

The rumoured stock market crash has yet to take place.
[ + to infinitive ] The president is rumoured to be seriously ill.

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

"rumoured" in Business English

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uk /ˈruːməd/ us UK US rumored

used to describe a fact that people are talking about, which may or may not be true:

the rumored takeover of the company
rumoured to be sth The price on the deal is rumoured to be €80 million.

(Definition of “rumoured” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)