Murmur

Definition of Murmur

Mur´mur
n.1.A low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water.
2.A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice.
Some discontents there are, some idle murmurs.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.
[imp. & p. p. Murmured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Murmuring.]
They murmured as doth a swarm of bees.
- Chaucer.
2.To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; - often with at or against.
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron.
- Num. xiv. 2.
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured.
- 1 Cor. x. 10.
v. t.1.To utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds; as, to murmur tales.
The people murmured such things concerning him.
- John vii. 32.

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