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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. 2017.
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  • Pushing the broom up the chimney, he used it as one uses a ramrod, helping the murmurous Robert in his upward path.

    The Gay Adventure Richard Bird
  • Yet the haunt of murmurous memories dignified his unhappiness.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • They were walking beneath linden trees, fragrant, and filled with murmurous sound.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • They were low, faint, murmurous sounds, for the lips were nearly at rest.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • At the same moment, I became conscious of a murmurous roar, that grew louder, and filled the whole cavern with deafening sound.

    The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
  • Do you know it, with its bright days and its soft nights, murmurous with voices?

    The Holladay Case Burton E. Stevenson
  • Passing his father's closed door on tiptoe, Bibbs heard a murmurous sound, and paused to listen.

    The Turmoil Booth Tarkington
  • These moorland breezes—how redolent, how murmurous of what had been!

    Lancashire Idylls (1898) Marshall Mather
  • It was the first sunny May day of the year, murmurous with bees, and a sweet, warm smell from woods and cleared lands.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
  • He is a handsome large creature, with snowy white decorations, and is a singer; he has a murmurous rich note that is lovely.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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