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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Murmur

MUR'MUR, noun [Latin See the Verb.] A low sound continued or continually repeated, as that of a stream running in a stony channel, or that of flame.

Black melancholy sits,

Deepens the murmur of the falling floods,

And breathes a browner horror on the woods.

1. A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice.

Some discontents there are, some idle murmurs.

MUR'MUR, verb intransitive [Latin murmuro.]

1. To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, rolling waves, or like the wind in a forest; as the murmuring surge.

The forests murmur and the surges roar.

2. To grumble; to complain; to utter complaints in a low, half articulated voice; to utter sullen discontent; with at, before the thing which is the cause of discontent; as, murmur not at sickness; or with at or against, before the active agent which produces the evil.

The Jews murmured at him. John 6:43.

The people murmured against Moses. Exodus 13:1.