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rumournoun [C or U]

UK US rumor uk   /ˈruː.mər/ us   /ˈruː.mɚ/
B2 an unofficial interesting story or piece of news that might be true or invented, and quickly spreads 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 managing director. Is it true?

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rumournoun [C]

UK US rumor uk   /ˈruːmər/ us  
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 managing director.
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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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“rumour” in Business English

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