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murmur

verb 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 sweet nothings (= romantic talk) 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.

murmur

noun uk   /ˈmɜː.mər/  us   /ˈmɝː.mɚ/

murmur noun (SOUND)

C2 [C] the sound of something being said very quietly: A murmur of agreement came from the crowd. [S] a soft continuous sound: The murmur of the waves on the beach lulled me to sleep.

murmur noun (COMPLAINT)

[C] a complaint that is expressed privately: After the report was published, there were murmurs of discontent round the office.
Translations of “murmur”
in Arabic يُتَمْتِم…
in Korean 속삭이다…
in Malaysian bunyi desiran…
in French murmure…
in Turkish mırıldanmak…
in Italian sussurrare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕聲說, 低聲說…
in Russian шептать, бормотать…
in Polish mruczeć, szeptać…
in Vietnamese tiếng rì rầm…
in Spanish murmullo, susurro…
in Portuguese murmurar, sussurrar…
in Thai เสียงพึมพำ…
in German das Murmeln…
in Catalan murmurar…
in Japanese (人)がつぶやく…
in Indonesian gumam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻声说, 低声说…
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