rumour noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “rumour” - Learner’s Dictionary

rumour

noun [C] UK ( US rumor)     /ˈruːmər/
B2 a fact that a lot of people are talking about although they do not know if it is true: to spread rumours to deny rumours [+ (that)] I heard a rumour that you were leaving.Gossip and rumour
Translations of “rumour”
in Arabic شائعة…
in Korean 소문…
in Malaysian khabar angin, gosip, desas-desus…
in French rumeur…
in Turkish dedikodu, söylenti, şayia…
in Italian voce, pettegolezzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流言, 謠傳, 傳聞…
in Russian слух, молва…
in Polish pogłoska, plotka…
in Vietnamese tin đồn, chuyện tầm phào…
in Spanish rumor…
in Portuguese boato, rumor…
in Thai ข่าวลือ…
in German das Gerücht…
in Catalan rumor…
in Japanese (英)うわさ, 風評…
in Indonesian desas-desus, gunjingan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 流言, 谣传, 传闻…
(Definition of rumour noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “rumour”

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

sample

a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More