adjective Date: 1582 filled with or characterized by murmurs ; low and indistinct • murmurously adverb

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  • Murmurous — Mur mur*ous, a. [Cf. L. murmuriosus, OF. murmuros.] Attended with murmurs; exciting murmurs or complaint; murmuring. [Archaic or Poetic] [1913 Webster] The lime, a summer home of murmurous wings. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • murmurous — [mʉr′mər əs] adj. characterized by or making a murmur or murmurs murmurously adv …   English World dictionary

  • murmurous — murmurously, adv. /merr meuhr euhs/, adj. 1. abounding in or characterized by murmurs. 2. murmuring; indistinctly low: murmurous waters. [1575 85; MURMUR + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • murmurous — /ˈmɜmərəs/ (say mermuhruhs) adjective 1. accompanied by or characterised by murmurs. 2. murmuring: murmurous waters. –murmurously, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • murmurous — adjective characterized by soft sounds a murmurous brook a soughing wind in the pines a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines R.P.Warren • Syn: ↑rustling, ↑soughing, ↑susurrous • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • murmurous — adjective Low, indistinct (of a sound); reminiscent of a murmur …   Wiktionary

  • murmurous — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. indistinct, muffled, low; see faint 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • murmurous — mur·mur·ous || mÉœrmÉ™rÉ™s / mɜːm adj. pertaining to low continual utterances; characterized by murmurs; whispering; grumbling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • murmurous — adj 1. sighing, whispering, babbling; mumbling, muttering, grumbling, whining, Inf. grousing, complaining, Inf. carping; malcontent, faultfinding, objecting, censorial; moaning, lamenting, sobbing. 2. soft, subdued, quiet, gentle, dulcet; muted,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • murmurous — mur·mur·ous …   English syllables

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