KJV Dictionary Definition: murmur


MUR'MUR, n. L. See the Verb. A low sound continued or continually repeated, as that of a stream running in a stony channel, or that of flame.

Black melancholy sits,

Deepens the murmur of the falling floods,

And breathes a browner horror on the woods.

1. A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low,muttering voice.

Some discontents there are, some idle murmurs.

MUR'MUR, v.i. L. murmuro.

1. To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, rolling waves, or like the wind in a forest; as the murmuring surge.

The forests murmur and the surges roar.

2. To grumble; to complain; to utter complaints in a low,half articulated voice; to utter sullen discontent; with at, before the thing which is the cause of discontent; as, murmur not at sickness; or with at or against, before the active agent which produces the evil.

The Jews murmured at him. John 6.

The people murmured against Moses. Ex.13.


MUR'MURER, n. One who murmurs; one who complains sullenly; a grumbler.


MUR'MURING, ppr. Uttering complaints in a low voice or sullen manner; grumbling; complaining.


MUR'MURINGLY, adv. With a low sound; with complaints.


MUR'MUROUS, a. Exciting murmur or complaint.