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murmur

Med any abnormal soft blowing sound heard within the body, usually over the chest
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murmur

[′mər·mər]
(medicine)
A blowing or roaring heart sound heard through the wall of the chest; caused by blood flow through a defective valve.
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"I don't know--I don't know," murmured Retty Priddle.
After one of these glances she murmured, "Yes, I'm in love.
"Oh, my God, my God!" murmured Kitty, "he has not even waited for the hour he himself named!"
"Oh, man," murmured d'Avrigny, "the most selfish of all animals, the most personal of all creatures, who believes the earth turns, the sun shines, and death strikes for him alone, -- an ant cursing God from the top of a blade of grass!