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Synonyms for murmur
ˈmɜr mərmur·mur

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. murmur

    Most of these words are onomatopoetic. The cackle of a hen, the gabble of a goose, the chatter of a magpie, the babble of a running stream, as applied to human speech, indicate a rapid succession of what are to the listener meaningless sounds. Blab and blurt (commonly blurt out) refer to the letting out of what the lips can no longer keep in; blab, of a secret; blurt out, of passionate feeling. To chat is to talk in an easy, pleasant way, not without sense, but without special purpose. Chatting is the practise of adults, prattling that of children. To prate is to talk idly, presumptuously, or foolishly, but not necessarily incoherently. To jabber is to utter a rapid succession of unintelligible sounds, generally more noisy than chattering. To gossip is to talk of petty personal matters, as for pastime or mischief. To twaddle is to talk feeble nonsense. To murmur is to utter suppressed or even inarticulate sounds, suggesting the notes of a dove, or the sound of a running stream, and is used figuratively of the half suppressed utterances of affection or pity, or of complaint, resentment, etc. Compare SPEAK.

    Synonyms:
    babble, blab, blurt, blurt out, cackle, chat, chatter, gabble, gossip, jabber, palaver, prate, prattle, tattle, twaddle

    Preposition:
    Babies babble for the moon; the crowd babbles of a hero; the sick man babbles of home.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. murmur

    Synonyms:
    undertone, whisper, mutter, grumble, complaint, repining

    Antonyms:
    clamor, vociferation, bawling, outcry, defiance, execration, salutation, acclamation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitationnoun

    a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech

    Synonyms:
    murmur vowel, murmuration, mussitation, grumbling, murmuring, grumble, muttering, heart murmur, mutter, cardiac murmur

  2. murmur vowel, murmurnoun

    a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant

    Synonyms:
    murmuration, grumbling, mutter, mussitation, murmuring, murmur vowel, muttering, heart murmur, cardiac murmur, grumble

  3. heart murmur, cardiac murmur, murmurnoun

    an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves

    Synonyms:
    murmuration, grumbling, mutter, murmuring, mussitation, muttering, heart murmur, murmur vowel, cardiac murmur, grumble

  4. grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, mutteringverb

    a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

    Synonyms:
    murmuration, mutter, mussitation, rumbling, grumbling, murmuring, grumble, rumble, heart murmur, murmur vowel, muttering, cardiac murmur

  5. murmurverb

    speak softly or indistinctly

    "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"

    Synonyms:
    croak, mutter, gnarl, grumble

  6. murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarlverb

    make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

    "she grumbles when she feels overworked"

    Synonyms:
    go, perish, snuff it, rumble, croak, decease, mutter, pass away, cash in one's chips, choke, mussitate, scold, grumble, cronk, drop dead, maunder, exit, pop off, growl, buy the farm, conk, grouch, die, give-up the ghost, pass, expire, gnarl, kick the bucket, mumble

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. murmurnoun

    Synonyms:
    whisper; low, continuous sound

  2. murmurnoun

    Synonyms:
    complaint, plaint, whimper

  3. murmurnoun

    Synonyms:
    mutter, indistinct utterance

  4. murmurverb

    Synonyms:
    make a low, continued sound

  5. murmurverb

    Synonyms:
    complain, mutter, repine, croak, grumble

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. murmurnoun

    Synonyms:
    plaint, complaint, purl, babble, undertone

  2. murmurverb

    Synonyms:
    grumble, complain, repine

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "murmur":

    whisper, breath

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. murmur

    Synonyms:
    Heart murmur

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How to use murmur in a sentence?

  1. D. H. Lawrence:

    I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.

  2. Wendy Williams:

    No. I don’t trust it, i’ve never gotten the flu shot either, though, and you and I have talked about that. Several of the doctors on my team have told me, ‘Wendy, get the flu shot.’ I’ve never had the flu. I’m not getting a flu shot. I very rarely get a cold. I never have headaches. I don’t take aspirin because I feel my heart murmur or something like that. I’m not getting it — no! I don’t trust it. There, I said it.

  3. Sir John Lubbock:

    Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

  4. D. H. Lawrence:

    I believe a man is born first unto himself --for the happy developing of himself, while the world is a nursery, and the pretty things are to be snatched for, and pleasant things tasted; some people seem to exist thus right to the end. But most are born again on entering manhood; then they are born to humanity, to a consciousness of all the laughing, and the never-ceasing murmur of pain and sorrow that comes from the terrible multitudes of brothers.

  5. Richard:

    The echo began in some indescribable way to undermine her hold on life. Coming at a moment when she chanced to be fatigued, it had managed to murmur, 'Pathos, piety, courage -- they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.'


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