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mur mer

  • n  a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
  • n  a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
  • n  an abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves
  • n  a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  • v  speak softly or indistinctly
    She murmured softly to the baby in her arms
  • v  make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

  • The four-part suite, composed to celebrate Coltrane's spiritual triumph over drug addiction, ranges hypnotically from a meditative murmur to fierce shrieks, with Coltrane's tenor .
  • Woodwinds murmur and percussion rattles portentously as the sun inches over the horizon.
  • They can murmur sweet nothings and read your e-mails, too.
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  • Your Summer Party Guide To NSA Whistleblower Spying Small Talk
    Summer cookouts and impromptu rooftop hangouts just got serious. Normally you could gnaw on a chicken bone and murmur something about "Citi Bike" while the beer line dissipated. But that was before Edward Snowden's unprecedented exposure of how the national security apparatus has been spying on innocent Americans, as well as his unusually courageous decision to reveal his identity. Now, things ...
    June 10, 2013 - Gothamist

  • Ehud Olmert in International Herald Tribune
    JERUSALEM: In a gesture to Syria, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday said he is open to "any murmur of peace" from Israel's enemies.
  • Bruno Tonioli in BBC News
    Judge Bruno Tonioli said of Barnes's samba: "It was a murmur, it was casual, it didn't have the impact, the fun."
  • Roman Polanski in Actress Archives
    Writing about how much public support has helped him through his incarceration time, Polanski wrote, "I would like every one of them to know how heartening it is, when one is locked up in a cell, to hear this murmur of human voices and of solidarity...

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