Antonyms for murmur

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : mur-mer
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmɜr mər

Definition of murmur

Origin :
  • late 14c., "expression of discontent by grumbling," from Old French murmure "murmur, sound of human voices; trouble, argument" (12c.), noun of action from murmurer "to murmur," from Latin murmurare "to murmur, mutter," from murmur (n.) "a hum, muttering, rushing," probably from a PIE reduplicative base *mor-mor, of imitative origin (cf. Sanskrit murmurah "crackling fire," Greek mormyrein "to roar, boil," Lithuanian murmlenti "to murmur"). Meaning "softly spoken words" is from 1670s.
  • noun low, continuous sound
  • verb make low, continuous sound
Example sentences :
  • As these occurred, a rustling and a murmur expressed the subdued applause.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • The voice became a murmur, and then Andy knew that it had been some man speaking in his sleep.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • And in the painful cleaning of the wound he did not murmur once.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • And they submitted to this without a murmur; but all sighed for salt!
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • A change now came in the service, from the murmur of half-spoken prayers.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • There was a short consultation, the hush of something wrong, and a murmur of an objection.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Linda could not tell what was happening from the murmur of voices.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • “You will want some conclusive evidence,” came the observation in a murmur.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • There was a murmur from behind which caused us to glance around.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • Murmur soft nothings to the women; flirt but don't have favourites.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson

Synonyms for murmur

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