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Meaning & Definition of Murmur in English

English

Murmur

/mərmər/

noun

1. A low continuous indistinct sound

  • Often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    synonym:
  • mutter
  • ,
  • muttering
  • ,
  • murmur
  • ,
  • murmuring
  • ,
  • murmuration
  • ,
  • mussitation

2. A schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant

    synonym:
  • murmur vowel
  • ,
  • murmur

3. An abnormal sound of the heart

  • Sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves
    synonym:
  • heart murmur
  • ,
  • cardiac murmur
  • ,
  • murmur

4. A complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

    synonym:
  • grumble
  • ,
  • grumbling
  • ,
  • murmur
  • ,
  • murmuring
  • ,
  • mutter
  • ,
  • muttering

verb

1. Speak softly or indistinctly

  • "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"
    synonym:
  • murmur

2. Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

  • "She grumbles when she feels overworked"
    synonym:
  • murmur
  • ,
  • mutter
  • ,
  • grumble
  • ,
  • croak
  • ,
  • gnarl