|the adjustments and movements of speech organs involved in pronouncing a particular sound, taken as a whole|
|a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning whether spelled the same way or not|
|1.||a continuous low indistinct sound, as of distant voices|
|2.||an indistinct utterance: a murmur of satisfaction|
|3.||a complaint; grumble: he made no murmur at my suggestion|
|4.||med See also heart murmur any abnormal soft blowing sound heard within the body, usually over the chest|
|—vb , -murs, -muring, -mured|
|5.||to utter (something) in a murmur|
|6.||(intr) to complain in a murmur|
|[C14: as n, from Latin murmur; vb via Old French murmurer from Latin murmurāre to rumble]|
murmur mur·mur (mûr'mər)
An abnormal sound heard on auscultation of the heart, lungs, or blood vessels.
in phonetics, a speech sound or quality used in some languages, produced by vibrating vocal cords that are less tense than in normal speech, which produces local turbulence in the airstream resulting in a compromise between full voice and whisper. English speakers produce a vocal fry when suggesting ghost wails with an oo-sound. See also voice; whisper.
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