mur·mur /ˈmɝmɚ/ 名詞
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.
Mur·mur, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Murmured p. pr. & vb. n. Murmuring.]
1. To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.
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. “His disciples murmured at it.”
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.
Mur·mur, v. t. 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.
n 1: a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by
movement of the lips without the production of
articulate speech [syn: mutter, muttering, murmuring,
2: a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a
consonant [syn: murmur vowel]
3: an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal
function of the heart valves [syn: heart murmur, cardiac
4: a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn: grumble,
grumbling, murmuring, mutter, muttering]
v 1: speak softly or indistinctly; "She murmured softly to the
baby in her arms"
2: make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she
grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: mutter, grumble,