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murmuration

[mur-muh-rey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of murmuring.
  2. a flock of starlings.
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Origin of murmuration

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin murmurātiōn- (stem of murmurātiō). See murmur, -ation
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Related Words

rumble, buzz, hum, whisper, muttering, purr, undertone, babble, grumble, mutter, susurration, drone, whispering, humming, mumble, rumor, murmuration, buzzing, susurrus, sigh

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Historical Examples

  • The chalk-pit was full of sunshine and the murmuration of bees.

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.

    John Galsworthy