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Synonyms for murmur
ˈmɜr mər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation(noun)

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

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

  2. murmur vowel, murmur(noun)

    a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant

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

  3. heart murmur, cardiac murmur, murmur(noun)

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

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

  4. grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering(verb)

    a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

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

  5. murmur(verb)

    speak softly or indistinctly

    "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"

    croak, mutter, gnarl, grumble

  6. murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl(verb)

    make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

    "she grumbles when she feels overworked"

    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

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.

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

    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

    undertone, whisper, mutter, grumble, complaint, repining

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. murmur(n.)

    whisper; low, continuous sound

  2. murmur(n.)

    complaint, plaint, whimper

  3. murmur(n.)

    mutter, indistinct utterance

  4. murmur(v. n.)

    make a low, continued sound

  5. murmur(v. n.)

    complain, mutter, repine, croak, grumble

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. murmur(n)

    plaint, complaint, purl, babble, undertone

  2. murmur(v)

    grumble, complain, repine

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    whisper, breath

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. murmur

    Heart murmur

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