1 sound of words that are spoken quietly
ADJ. dull, faint, low, quiet, soft | general a general murmur of assent | angry
VERB + MURMUR give, let out He gave a little murmur of relief. | hear
MURMUR + VERB rise, run A murmur of excitement rose from the audience. A murmur of amusement ran round the room.
PREP. in a ~ She answered in a low murmur. | with a ~ He took the mug of coffee with a murmur of thanks. | without a ~ They did as they were told, without a murmur. | ~ of
PHRASES the murmur of voices > Note at SOUND
2 low, gentle, continuous sound
ADJ. soft | low | distant, far-off
VERB + MURMUR hear
PREP. ~ of the distant murmur of traffic
ADV. gently, quietly, softly, under your breath ‘What a fool I've been,’ he murmured softly. | huskily, thickly, throatily | sleepily | shakily | apologetically, appreciatively, politely, soothingly, thoughtfully ‘Mmm, ’ she murmured appreciatively. | drily, ironically, sarcastically, sardonically, silkily, sweetly (ironic), wryly
VERB + MURMUR hear sb She heard him murmur something under his breath.
PREP. to He held her tight and murmured to her.