Murmured
Murmur Mur"mur, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Murmured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Murmuring}.] [F. murmurer, L. murmurare, murmurari, fr. murmur murmur; cf. Gr. ? to roar and boil, said of water, Skr. marmara a rustling sound; prob. of imitative origin.] 1. To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest. [1913 Webster]

They murmured as doth a swarm of bees. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; -- often with at or against. ``His disciples murmured at it.'' --John vi. 61. [1913 Webster]

And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron. --Num. xiv. 2. [1913 Webster]

Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured. --1 Cor. x. 10. [1913 Webster]


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