Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun murmur

4 senses of murmur

Sense 1
mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation -- (a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech)
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 2
murmur vowel, murmur -- (a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant)
       => schwa, shwa -- (a neutral middle vowel; occurs in unstressed syllables)

Sense 3
heart murmur, cardiac murmur, murmur -- (an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves)
       => symptom -- ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Sense 4
grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering -- (a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone)
       => complaint -- (an expression of grievance or resentment)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb murmur

2 senses of murmur

Sense 1
murmur -- (speak softly or indistinctly; "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms")
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

Sense 2
murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl -- (make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked")
       => complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch -- (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about")

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