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verb murmur pronunciation in American English /ˈmɜrmər/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymurmur
he/she/itmurmurs
present participlemurmuring
past tensemurmured
past participlemurmured
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to say something in a very quiet voice
    Frances murmured an apology as she left.
    He was murmuring in her ear.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a quiet continuous sound
    The little stream murmured at the foot of the hill.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] formal to complain in a quiet or secret way about someone or something
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murmuring

noun [countable/uncountable]
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