[mur-mer-uh s]


abounding in or characterized by murmurs.
murmuring; indistinctly low: murmurous waters.

Origin of murmurous

First recorded in 1575–85; murmur + -ous
Related formsmur·mur·ous·ly, adverbun·mur·mur·ous, adjectiveun·mur·mur·ous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for murmurous

whispering, stirring, swishing, murmurous

Examples from the Web for murmurous

Historical Examples of murmurous

  • Yet the haunt of murmurous memories dignified his unhappiness.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis

  • They were low, faint, murmurous sounds, for the lips were nearly at rest.

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • The soft summer air is murmurous with their music and the song of birds.

    In Unfamiliar England

    Thomas Dowler Murphy

  • The first sentence one heard was the murmurous "What a damn shame."

    Wounds in the rain

    Stephen Crane

  • They heard Kedzie's murmurous tones and the rumble of Dyckman's answer.