murmuring murmuring  /ˈmɜr mə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
  2. (n) a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  3. (adj) making a low continuous indistinct sound

Usage(s):

  1. Actually, it's beyond the murmuring stage.
  2. On the verge of verbally chastising a murmuring sector of the audience, words failed him, but the murmuring stopped.
  3. Behind the sweating litterbearers walked the penitents, with feet bare and sometimes bleeding, holding candles aloft and murmuring contritional prayers.

News

  1. Wildcats' baseball capping big year for K-State

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was about nine games into the Big 12 season when Kansas State baseball coach Brad Hill started to hear murmuring in the clubhouse. The football team had won a conference championship. So had the men's basketball team. "So they started to ask, 'Why can't we?'" Hill recalled in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "All of a sudden, they started to think about the idea ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Kansas State has had quite the season on the field

    It was about nine games into the Big 12 season when Kansas State baseball coach Brad Hill started to hear murmuring in the clubhouse.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Jefferson City News Tribune

  3. K-State hopes it doesn’t wake from dream year

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was about nine games into the Big 12 season when Kansas State baseball coach Brad Hill started to hear murmuring in the clubhouse. The football team had won a conference championship. So had the men’s basketball team. “So they started to ask, ‘Why can’t we?’” …
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

Quotes

  1. Asked if she heard "murmuring" back home from war opponents in her district, Shea-Porter responded, "No murmuring, just screaming," from constituents who she said were shocked she would vote for any measure that continues to fund the war.
    on Mar 21, 2007 By: Carol Shea-Porter Source: Washington Post

  2. "It's almost like you're not even sure if he's saying it, like it's a guy murmuring it in school and the teachers says, 'Who said that?' But he's got his hand in front of his face so she can't nail it," Hotz said. "Hey, at least they go,...
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Jeremy Hotz Source: Calgary Herald

  3. "There was never a pretence about it. He enjoyed every human contact, whether it was a hand fleetingly grasped on a canvass, an assistant murmuring something before a meeting or an elderly constituent confiding a problem. To each he gave his...
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: Enda Kenny Source: Irish Independent

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