What is another word for rumour?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈuːmə] (IPA)

Gossip, hearsay, speculation, buzz, scuttlebutt, grapevine, tattle, innuendo, whispers, conjecture, word of mouth, backbiting, mudslinging, slander, calumny, defamation, libel, tale, story, report, dish, news, information, noise, hint, suspicion, whisper, myth, legend, fable, tall tale, unconfirmed information, unverified report, chitchat, small talk, chat, blather, babble, rambling, idle talk, rumor mongering, and propaganda are all synonyms for the word "rumour".

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Usage examples for Rumour

He went always at night, and always alone, but a rumour began to spread through Macon and the county in general that Major Dudley's colt was a marvel, and could make a mile in two minutes flat.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
Day dawned, and a sudden rumour spread all at once throughout the ship.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot
Always it had been words before-but this morning I got a rumour.
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Rumour

  • Anti-Semitism is the rumour about the Jews.
    Theodor Adorno
  • History, a distillation of rumour.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • I had called her up a couple of weeks before then, because I had heard this vicious rumour that she did not like the movie. It was very upsetting for me. I am very sensitive to that, because I am portraying her life and did not want her to be unhappy.
    Charlize Theron
  • I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires.
    William Shakespeare
  • There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over... Faint to my ears came the gathered rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone.
    J. R. R. Tolkien

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