murmur

(redirected from murmurous)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to murmurous: serendipity

murmur

formerly, to defame a judge.
References in periodicals archive ?
The most arid stretch is often richest, the hand lifting towards a fig tree from hunger digging and there is water, clear, supple, or there deep in the sand where death sleeps, a murmurous bubbling proclaims the blackness that will ease and burn.
The trustees of learning worked in an awkward whirlwind that was "murmurous as a hive of bees" and "ill-adapted for profound study." [13]
Rain in the glimmering street-- Murmurous, rhythmical beat; Shadows that flicker and fly; Blue of wet road, of wet sky, (Gray in the depths and the heights); Orange of numberless lights, Shapes fleeting on, going by.
The evocations of Paris in A Fable are not so much the effect of Faulkner's personal memories (though he lived in the Latin Quarter for two-and-a-half months in 1925) as of their inscription in a symbolic geography in which monuments and neighborhoods (significantly seen with few inhabitants) each have an emblematic function: the Quai d'Orsay (the French State Department) becomes the synecdoche of political power; the faubourg Saint-Germain is reduced to its aristocratic mansions, "murmurous ...
The people watching the doves and settlers arrive compare them: "the murmurous susurration, the awful cooing babble, and the sight ...
Camus continues, "Only the sea, murmurous behind the dingy chequerboard of houses, told of the unrest, the precariousness of all things in this world" (38).