murmur

murmur
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. mumble, mutter, grumble; rustle, purl, ripple; whisper, breathe. See lamentation.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make a low, continuous sound]
Syn. purl, ripple, moan, trickle, burble, babble, tinkle, gurgle, ooze, drip, meander, flow gently; see also hum , whisper .
Ant. noise*, peal, clang.
2. [To mutter]
Syn. breathe, whisper, mumble, grumble; see mumble , mutter 1 , whisper .
See Synonym Study at mumble .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
mutter, whisper, sigh, coo, purr, mumble, sough, purl.
II
v.
mutter, whisper, sigh, coo, speak softly, purr, mumble.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A low, indistinct, and often continuous sound: mumble, sigh, sough, susurration, susurrus, whisper. See SOUNDS. 2. A low indistinct utterance of complaint: grumble, grunt, mutter. See HAPPY, SOUNDS. II verb 1. To make a low, continuous, and indistinct sound: sigh, sough, whisper. See SOUNDS. 2. To complain in low indistinct tones: grumble, grunt, mutter. See HAPPY, SOUNDS. 3. To speak or utter indistinctly, as by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth: mumble, mutter, whisper. See SOUNDS.

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