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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Murmur  \Mur"mur\,  n.  [F.  murmure:  cf  L.  murmur.  CF  {Murmur}, 
  v.  i.] 
  1.  A  low  confused,  and  indistinct  sound,  like  that  of 
  running  water. 
  2.  A  complaint  half  suppressed,  or  uttered  in  a  low 
  muttering  voice.  --Chaucer. 
  Some  discontents  there  are  some  idle  murmurs. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Murmur  \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.] 
  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.''  --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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Murmur  \Mur"mur\,  v.  t. 
  To  utter  or  give  forth  in  low  or  indistinct  words  or  sounds; 
  as  to  murmur  tales.  --Shak. 
  The  people  murmured  such  things  concerning  him  --John 
  vii.  32. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  low  continuous  indistinct  sound  [syn:  {mutter},  {muttering}, 
  {murmuring},  {murmuration}] 
  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 
  heart  function  [syn:  {heart  murmur},  {cardiac  murmur}] 
  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:  complain  quietly  [syn:  {mutter},  {grumble},  {croak},  {gnarl}] 

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