Murmuration
Murmuration Mur`mur*a"tion, n. [L. murmuratio.] The act of murmuring; a murmur. [Obs.] --Skelton. [1913 Webster]

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  • murmuration — /merr meuh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of murmuring. 2. a flock of starlings. [1350 1400; ME < L murmuration (s. of murmuratio). See MURMUR, ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • murmuration — (mur mu ra sion) s. f. Action de murmurer. HISTORIQUE    XVe s. •   De quoi grant murmuration sourdit entre les Anglois, FROISS. I, I, 40. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Provenç. murmuratio ; espagn. murmuracion ; ital. mormorazione ; du lat. murmurationem, de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • murmuration — noun a) The act of murmuring b) A flock of starlings …   Wiktionary

  • murmuration — n. act of murmuring; flock of starling birds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • murmuration — mur·mur·a·tion …   English syllables

  • murmuration — /mɜməˈreɪʃən/ (say mermuh rayshuhn) noun 1. the act or instance of murmuring. 2. a flock of starlings. {Middle English murmuracion, from French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • murmuration — noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech • Syn: ↑mutter, ↑muttering, ↑murmur, ↑murmuring, ↑mussitation • Derivationally related forms: ↑mussitate …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of collective nouns by collective term L-Z — Collective noun List of collective nouns List of collective nouns by collective term COLLECTIVE TERM COLLECTIVE PHRASE STATUS labour A labour of moles [cite web|url=http://dictionary.oed.com|title=Oxford English Dictionary online] lap A lap of… …   Wikipedia

  • murmuring — I noun 1. a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑mutter, ↑muttering, ↑murmur, ↑murmuration, ↑mussitation …   Useful english dictionary

  • mussitation — noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech • Syn: ↑mutter, ↑muttering, ↑murmur, ↑murmuring, ↑murmuration • Derivationally related forms: ↑mussitate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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