What is another word for murmuring?

Pronunciation: [mˈɜːməɹɪŋ] (IPA)

"Murmuring" is a term that describes a low, soft, and continuous sound or speech that is often indistinct or mumbled. Some valuable synonyms for "murmuring" include whispering, muttering, babbling, humming, murmuration, chattering, cooing, grumbling, murmurous, susurrating, soughing, and rustling. While "whispering" and "muttering" suggest soft speaking in a low voice, "babbling" and "chattering" indicate noisy and quick talking. "Humming," "cooing," and "murmuring" connote a soothing sound or gentle speech. "Grumbling," "murmurous," "susurrating," "soughing," and "rustling" typically describe a sound that is not human-produced.

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What are the opposite words for murmuring?

Murmuring is a word that refers to a low, soft, and continuous sound. Its antonyms, on the other hand, are words that indicate the opposite meaning. The antonyms of murmuring include noisy, loud, clamorous, silent, and quiet. Noisy refers to sounds that are loud and disruptive, while loud indicates a sound that is higher in volume. Clamorous describes a sound that is uproarious and boisterous, whereas silent means no sound at all. Quiet describes a sound that is peaceful and soothing. By knowing the antonyms of murmuring, we can understand different types of sounds and choose the appropriate word to describe them.

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Usage examples for Murmuring

To drag ourselves along murmuring, doubting, making difficulties, a mere dead weight on our Leader, this is not to follow as He desires to be followed.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Presently she began speaking to him in low, murmuring tones: Your father is getting to be an old man, Peter, dear, and I-I am no longer young.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Amalia woke next morning to the low murmuring of a voice.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine

Famous quotes with Murmuring

  • The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth.
    Gaston Bachelard
  • A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate.
    Baroness Orczy
  • We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds and the waves of the sea. Without words they respond through the rustling of leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea.
    Paul Tillich
  • The outsider will say, "in fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world." And if, when reason has said its say, still some obstinate emotion remains, some love of England dropped into a child's ears by the cawing of rooks in an elm tree, by the splash of waves on a beach, or by English voices murmuring nursery rhymes, this drop of pure, if irrational, emotion she will make serve her to give to England first what she desires of peace and freedom for the whole world.
    Virginia Woolf
  • Yet there is no gainsaying but that it must have been somewhat sweeter in that dewy morning of creation, when it was young and fresh, when the feet of the tramping millions had not trodden its grass to dust, nor the din of the myriad cities chased the silence forever away. Life must have been noble and solemn to those free-footed, loose-robed fathers of the human race, walking hand in hand with God under the great sky. They lived in sunkissed tents amid the lowing herds. They took their simple wants from the loving hand of Nature. They toiled and talked and thought; and the great earth rolled around in stillness, not yet laden with trouble and wrong. Those days are past now. The quiet childhood of Humanity, spent in the far-off forest glades and by the murmuring rivers, is gone forever; and human life is deepening down to manhood amid tumult, doubt, and hope. Its age of restful peace is past. It has its work to finish and must hasten on. What that work may be—what this world's share is in the great design—we know not, though our unconscious hands are helping to accomplish it. Like the tiny coral insect working deep under the dark waters, we strive and struggle each for our own little ends, nor dream of the vast fabric we are building up for God.
    Jerome K. Jerome

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