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English Dictionary: murmuring by the DICT Development Group
4 results for murmuring
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. making a low continuous indistinct sound; "like murmuring waves"; "susurrant voices"
    Synonym(s): murmuring, susurrant, whispering
  1. a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    Synonym(s): mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation
  2. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    Synonym(s): grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Murmuring \Mur"mur*ing\, a. & n.
      Uttering murmurs; making low sounds; complaining. --
      {Mur"mur*ing*ly}, adv.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Murmur \Mur"mur\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Murmured}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Murmuring}.] [F. murmurer, L. murmurare, murmurari, fr.
      murmur murmur; cf. Gr.[?] to roar and boil, said of water,
      Skr. marmara a rustling sound; prob. of imitative origin.]
      1. To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a
            stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.
                     They murmured as doth a swarm of bees. --Chaucer.
      2. To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to
            feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble;
            -- often with at or against. [bd]His disciples murmured at
            it.[b8] --John vi. 61.
                     And all the children of Israel murmured against
                     Moses and against Aaron.                     --Num. xiv. 2.
                     Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured.
                                                                              --1 Cor. x.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      of the Hebrews in the wilderness, called forth the displeasure
      of God, which was only averted by the earnest prayer of Moses
      (Num. 11:33, 34; 12; 14:27, 30, 31; 16:3; 21:4-6; Ps. 106:25).
      Forbidden by Paul (1 Cor. 10:10).
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