- an abnormal sound heard on listening to the heart, usually through a stethoscope, produced by the blood passing through deformed cardiac valves.
- in some persons a similar sound heard when blood passes through normal valves.
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Selling off the extras, I saw my neighbor marvel at the scent and murmur that he wished he could afford one.
They occurred without a murmur of protest from the United States.
And if she did murmur something, why did Ingham choose not to record it?
Many Eastwood critics, few of them academics, have done a great deal more than just murmur.
As the curtain rose opening night, the audience let out a murmur—a subtle appreciation for beauty in the raw.
Only from far away came the murmur of the sluggish waters of the Maros, and from its shores the call of a heron to its mate.A Bride of the Plains|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Not a word of information was wrung from them, no murmur of complaint crossed their lips.The Petticoat Commando|Johanna Brandt
Then, when expectation had reached its utmost point, there was a murmur.Personal Reminiscences in Book Making|R.M. Ballantyne
There wasna a murmur amongst them, nor amongst all his servants.
The voices in Susy's sickroom ceased to murmur; presently Mrs. Collins stole softly upstairs.The Children of Wilton Chase|Mrs. L. T. Meade