- 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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Example sentences from the Web for murmur
Any ambient sound that mimics the murmur of people talking and moving in the background should have the same effects.
Over the past couple of days, enough murmurs of Page’s suitability for the role of the iconic British secret service agent have spread across Twitter to give studios something to think about.The People Have Spoken And They Want Regé-Jean Page To Be The Next Bond|Brande Victorian|January 7, 2021|Essence.com
There were other murmurs about Brady’s ability to throw the long ball — a significant problem in Arians’s offense.NFL QBs’ second acts have often failed. As usual, Tom Brady is ready to defy the odds.|Eric Adelson|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
There were murmurs of addressing the hole with a trade for Kris Bryant.How a Kris Bryant trade could solve a persistent question for the Nationals|Jesse Dougherty|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Sound designer Mikhail Fiksel helps conjure such environments with background murmurs, rustling papers, a suitcase rolling across a Four Seasons lobby and more.Audio adaptation of Beltway drama ‘Kings’ tantalizes but ultimately falls flat without a stage|Celia Wren|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
There was no applause, no murmuring, no debate; the crowd was simply, utterly, absolutely speechless.When TB Was a Death Sentence: An Excerpt From ‘The Remedy’|Thomas Goetz|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Constance tipped her sunshade to shield her eyes, and she and Louis began a murmuring conversation which was impossible to catch.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She enjoys the first of her new supply while murmuring "how dreadful" while reading at breakfast of the sinking of the Lusitania.
It seems like only a few days ago that we were feverishly murmuring about the impending implosion of the global system.
Baker, murmuring a word of support for the vilified Brooks, noted that she had been on vacation when the offense occurred.
The Cockalorum pondered over this for a moment, and then murmuring, "I prefer croquet," floundered away through the waving grass.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Her soft murmuring voice has stolen into his brain; he hears it in the drip, drip of the rain on the sill outside.Uncanny Tales|Various
She had no patterns to copy; but her imagination wandered through the green fields and by the murmuring brooks of her rural home.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The valley was arrayed in all the freshness and loveliness of spring; La Belle was murmuring her sweetest music.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
But it is certain that, if there was murmuring among the Jacobites, it was disregarded by James.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay