• WordNet 3.6
    • n murmurer a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Murmurer One who murmurs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n murmurer One who murmurs; one who complains sullenly; a grumbler.
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  • D. H. Lawrence
    “I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.”
  • Ilka Chase
    Ilka Chase
    “When he said we were trying to make a fool of him, I could only murmur that the Creator had beat us to it.”
  • John Keats
    “Wide sea, that one continuous murmur breeds along the pebbled shore of memory!”


In literature:

Again Dave absently murmured his verses.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
This, he murmured, was the last time they would be together for years.
"Kincaid's Battery" by George W. Cable
There was a soft murmur of falling water.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
The gentle murmur of a childish breath broke the silence.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
I murmured something indicative of my disapprobation.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
From the depth of the house an agitated feminine murmur reached him through the half-open door.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
The child was in a desert, between depths where he saw the night rising and depths where he heard the waves murmur.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
There were "Hear, hears," and more sympathetic murmurs.
"The Pretty Lady" by Arnold E. Bennett
A murmur of whispered approbation followed the young chief as he passed among the women.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXIX." by Various
But it will be different with you, Sir, Joseph murmured, taking Azariah's hand.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore

In poetry:

Here solemn silence reigns save that
The Mtkvari breathes in murmurs light;
The Mountain listens to the stream
As it hums to the sleeping knight.
"Dawn" by Akaki Tsereteli
The Nith ran on with a murmur
That was soft and sweet to the ear,
For the streams that we heard in childhood
Are the streams that we always hear.
"The Pastor's Pool" by Alexander Anderson
Slow wind sighed through the willow leaves,
The ripple made a moan,
The world drooped murmuring like a thing that grieves;
And then I felt alone.
"In The Willow Shade" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Low was the murmur of the royal troops
Below, I saw the tapers' twinkling light;
I heard a cry—"My queen, she droops!"
Then fell eternal night.
"The Queen Disposed" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Your soothing voice, my sylvan reed,
So murmuring sad, so joyous sweet,
O'erfloods my soul with longings wild,
And makes my heart with gladness beat.
"Salamuri" by Akaki Tsereteli
"By smiling lip and fixed eye,
You are hearing a song within the sigh:
The murmurer has many a lovely phrase—
Tell me, darling, the words it says."
"Summer Song" by George MacDonald

In news:

The alarm goes off at five-thirty with the murmuring of a public-radio announcer, telling me that there has been a coup in Chad, a tornado in Texas.
This artist's rendering shows Beth Nybeck's proposed stainless steel work "Tidal Murmur" at the city's Short Street parking garage.
More Than a Murmur , Not Yet a Roar.
" It is hard to know what to say to such virulent name-calling except to murmur, shyly, "You called.
As in humans, pet heart murmurs indicate problems in blood flow.
From the Back Seat in Iran, Murmurs of Unrest.
"Show me the sky, tell me I'm home," he murmurs, as a dense fog of hand claps, synths and guitars helps make this a blurry beaut.
"It's just a fragment of me, downloading via satellite," one character murmurs.
He lowers his head and murmurs a few quiet words.
BEIJING — Pop icon Elton John publicly dedicated his only concert in Beijing to Chinese artist and political critic Ai Weiwei, sending a murmur of shock through an audience accustomed to tight censorship of entertainment.
The ballroom of Cambridge's Charles Hotel is dotted with bright orange napkins from the Veuve Cliquot table on Saturday, Jan 30 at 7 pm Murmuring, high-heeled conversation fills the room.
From fair trade menorahs to art murmur events, the East Bay's Jewish community is using Hanukkah to showcase the many ways this diverse community comes together.
However, only one, Murmur, a new tribute to R.E.M.
Family and friends of Neely nodded and murmured "thank you" as the sentence was pronounced.
Even before all the votes were counted last month and President Barack Obama was chosen to serve a second term, there were murmurs stirring in some corners of the country.

In science:

I am now deeply convinced of having taken the thing right, and also, of course, that a murmur of indignation will spread through the ranks of our colleagues when the work ["Entwurf"] appears, which will take place in a few weeks.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
A square is a nonempty word of the form xx, as in the English word murmur. A cube is a nonempty word of the form xxx, as in the English sort-of-word shshsh.
Cubefree binary words avoiding long squares
Others murmured that Gravity was the culprit fudging the Quantum.
The Plight of `I Am'
A square is a nonempty word of the form yy , as in the English word murmur.
Simultaneous avoidance of large squares and fractional powers in infinite binary words
Thus, for example, the primitive root of murmur is mur.
Subword Complexity and k-Synchronization