Mur"mur (?), n. [F. murmure: cf. L. murmur. CF. Murmur, v. i.]


A low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water.


A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice.


Some discontents there are, some idle murmurs. Dryden.


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Mur"mur, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Murmured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Murmuring.] [F. murmurer, L. murmurare, murmurari, fr. murmur murmur; cf. Gr. to roar and boil, said of water, Skr. marmara a rustling sound; prob. of imitative origin.]


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.


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."

John vi. 61.

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.


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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.


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