- 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.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of murmur
SYNONYMS FOR murmur
Examples from the Web for murmur
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