- information, often a mixture of truth and untruth, passed around verbally
- (in combination)a rumour-monger
Word Origin for rumour
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How to use rumour in a sentence
Inevitably, more publications will follow, though rumour has it that NOW is planning to hold strong.
A Downing Street spokesman denied any “crisis talks” but not the rumour itself.Sex Scandal Engulfs 10 Downing Street as Feral Press Bites Back|Peter Jukes|June 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rumour of passed events may have led him to visit the ground on which had worked a new kind of steam-engine.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Musgrave was talked of in coffeehouses; but the rumour that he would be proposed soon died away.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
They knew nothing of the Maid save from the rumour of the victories she was reported to have won at Orleans.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
The rumour was whispered around him, and, in his own world, secured him an envied and despicable position.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
With regard to the West, there is a strong rumour of action in our favour: but at all events we are safe, and possibly successful.