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murmurous

[mur-mer-uh s] /ˈmɜr mər əs/
adjective
1.
abounding in or characterized by murmurs.
2.
murmuring; indistinctly low:
murmurous waters.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; murmur + -ous
Related forms
murmurously, adverb
unmurmurous, adjective
unmurmurously, adverb
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  • Henry became aware of a murmurous sound that seemed to be coming from behind a closed door in the corner of the room.
  • Put your ear to it and you hear a dis tinct, murmurous hum.

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