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[mur-mer-uh s] /ˈmɜr mər əs/
abounding in or characterized by murmurs.
murmuring; indistinctly low:
murmurous waters.
Origin of murmurous
First recorded in 1575-85; murmur + -ous
Related forms
murmurously, adverb
unmurmurous, adjective
unmurmurously, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Yet the haunt of murmurous memories dignified his unhappiness.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • They were low, faint, murmurous sounds, for the lips were nearly at rest.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • The soft summer air is murmurous with their music and the song of birds.

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • The first sentence one heard was the murmurous "What a damn shame."

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • They heard Kedzie's murmurous tones and the rumble of Dyckman's answer.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • She asked him, in a murmurous warmth, if he liked her, at all.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
  • It was still the forest, crystalline, murmurous—but now muted.

    Shock Treatment Stanley Mullen
  • Unexcited by argument the talk rippled in murmurous contentment.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • Their cradle had been rocked to the murmurous roar of London traffic.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • Do you know it, with its bright days and its soft nights, murmurous with voices?

    The Holladay Case Burton E. Stevenson

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