murmurous

[mur-mer-uhs]
adjective
1.
abounding in or characterized by murmurs.
2.
murmuring; indistinctly low: murmurous waters.

Origin:
1575–85; murmur + -ous

murmurously, adverb
unmurmurous, adjective
unmurmurously, adverb
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murmur (ˈmɜːmə)
 
n
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]
 
'murmurer
 
n
 
'murmuring
 
n, —adj
 
'murmuringly
 
adv
 
'murmurous
 
adj

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Example sentences
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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