Baker, murmuring a word of support for the vilified Brooks, noted that she had been on vacation when the offense occurred.
Constance tipped her sunshade to shield her eyes, and she and Louis began a murmuring conversation which was impossible to catch.
She enjoys the first of her new supply while murmuring "how dreadful" while reading at breakfast of the sinking of the Lusitania.
There was no applause, no murmuring, no debate; the crowd was simply, utterly, absolutely speechless.
Was it the murmuring of the dark stream as it washed upon the untrodden shore?
murmuring something that sounded dangerously like "Strafe rules!"
And once he shaded his eyes and pointed afar with extreme perturbation, whining or murmuring while he stared.
She interrupted him, murmuring, "It is either he or no one."
The music mingled harmoniously with the light dip of the paddles, the soft lapping of the water, the murmuring voices.
"You needn't ha' done that," her mother was murmuring again.
late 14c., "expression of discontent by grumbling," from Old French murmure "murmur, sound of human voices; trouble, argument" (12c.), noun of action from murmurer "to murmur," from Latin murmurare "to murmur, mutter," from murmur (n.) "a hum, muttering, rushing," probably from a PIE reduplicative base *mor-mor, of imitative origin (cf. Sanskrit murmurah "crackling fire," Greek mormyrein "to roar, boil," Lithuanian murmlenti "to murmur"). Meaning "softly spoken words" is from 1670s.
murmur mur·mur (mûr'mər)
An abnormal sound heard on auscultation of the heart, lungs, or blood vessels.
of the Hebrews in the wilderness, called forth the displeasure of God, which was only averted by the earnest prayer of Moses (Num. 11:33, 34; 12; 14:27, 30, 31; 16:3; 21:4-6; Ps. 106:25). Forbidden by Paul (1 Cor. 10:10).