Thesaurus

murmurs

noun
plural of murmur

Synonyms & Antonyms of murmurs

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
  • finished the tedious job without a murmur

Synonyms for murmurs

Words Related to murmurs

Near Antonyms for murmurs

2 speech that is not clear enough to be understood
  • could just barely hear the murmurs of the audience

Synonyms for murmurs

Words Related to murmurs

murmurs

verb
present tense third-person singular of murmur

Synonyms & Antonyms of murmurs (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • no prisoner dared murmur out loud

Synonyms for murmurs

Words Related to murmurs

Phrases Synonymous with murmurs

Near Antonyms for murmurs

Antonyms for murmurs

2 to speak softly and unclearly
  • a college professor who tends to murmur

Synonyms for murmurs

Words Related to murmurs

Near Antonyms for murmurs

Antonyms for murmurs

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about murmurs

Cite this Entry

“Murmurs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/murmurs. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on murmurs

Nglish: Translation of murmurs for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of murmurs for Arabic Speakers

Comments on murmurs

What made you want to look up murmurs? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!