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murmur

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

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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And then, not two minutes later, a dapper student security guard in a black tie was stooping beside my study carrel and speaking in murmurous tones: "I'm sorry, sir, but ..."
The sweeping motion in the piano crescendos to the next section of abruptly soft undulating figures in the right hand over sustained chords in the bass that express the motion of the May breeze swirling the long grass "murmurous with wasp and midge." The motion falters as thoughts turn to "the imminent line of grass" before them.
She thinks of lines from Keats, the poet Sandy loves and has quoted in her letters, "the murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves." Now, as Phyllis watches the screen, Sandy appears on the river bank, and Phyllis looks on in awe, sees that her lover is smiling and safe.
After Madrid and the obligatory day flight to Bilbao to see Frank Gehry's titanium whale, they came south into the land where the Moors for centuries raised lemons, erected filigreed mosques, and sang love songs around the murmurous fountains in the courtyards.
The rough and sweet golden traffic of Russian as everyday language used among others--common as bread and close as the murmurous words of love--was lost from daily use.
He felt some dark presence moving irresistibly upon him from the darkness, a presence subtle and murmurous as a flood filling him wholly with itself.