murmur

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noun
1 sound of words that are spoken quietly
ADJECTIVE
dull, faint, low, quiet, slight, soft
general

a general murmur of assent

angry, excited
VERB + MURMUR
give, let out

He gave a little murmur of relief.

hear
MURMUR + VERB
ripple through sth, run

A murmur of excitement rippled through the audience.

A murmur of amusement ran around the room.

PREPOSITION
in a murmur

She answered in a low murmur.

with a murmur

He took the mug of coffee with a murmur of thanks.

without a murmur

They did as they were told, without a murmur.

murmur of
PHRASES
the murmur of voices
2 low, gentle, continuous sound
ADJECTIVE
soft
low
distant
VERB + MURMUR
hear
PREPOSITION
murmur of

the distant murmur of traffic

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verb
ADVERB
gently, quietly, silently, softly, under your breath

‘What a fool I've been,’ he murmured softly.

aloud
huskily
sleepily

‘Night, night,’ she murmured sleepily.

absently
weakly
sadly
apologetically, appreciatively, politely, soothingly, thoughtfully

‘Mmm,’ she murmured appreciatively.

drily, sarcastically, wryly
VERB + MURMUR
hear sb

She heard him murmur something under his breath.

PREPOSITION
to

He held her tight and murmured to her.

Murmur is used with these nouns as the object: ↑apology, ↑word

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