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continuous murmur

continuous murmur in Medicine

continuous murmur n.
A murmur heard without interruption throughout systole and into diastole.

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  • A field of these berries in June sends forth a continuous murmur like that of an enormous hive.

    Locusts and Wild Honey John Burroughs
  • Indeed, between the sounds of the cannon a continuous murmur could be heard.

    A Girl of the Commune George Alfred Henty
  • A continuous murmur, scarcely human, rose from the crowd below.

  • Like the continuous murmur of a brook, it gladdened as well as soothed.

  • After a further flight of half a mile, this variable sigh changed to a continuous murmur.

    Overland John William De Forest
  • The water, clear as crystal, as it hurries on over the rocks, keeps up a continuous murmur.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • They kept up a continuous murmur, punctuated with gales of laughter.

    Black Oxen Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • The rain fell with a continuous murmur, and evidently in slender threads, for it scarcely pattered on the tent.

    Old Caravan Days Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • She put her hands on her face, and by all effort of firmness, subdued the tone of her grief to a low, continuous murmur of sorrow.

  • And there was a sound, faint, distorted perhaps by the acoustics of this place, but keeping up a continuous murmur.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton

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