el murmullo
-the murmur
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (low voice)
a. murmur
El salón de clases estaba en silencio, excepto por los murmullos que llegaban de afuera.The classroom was in silence, except for the murmurs that came from outside.
b. whisper
Cuando contesté el teléfono, solo se oían murmullos.When I answered the phone, I could only hear whispers.
2. (low sound)
a. murmur (water, wind, trees)
Esta mañana me senté en la playa a escuchar el murmullo de las olas.This morning I sat on the beach to listen to the murmur of the waves.
b. whispering (wind)
Disfrutábamos escuchando el murmullo del viento y el agua corriendo.We enjoyed listening to the whispering of the wind and the flow of the water.
c. rustling (leaves)
En medio del bosque solo se escuchaba el murmullo de las hojas.In the middle of the woods, all you could hear was the rustling of the leaves.
3. (medicine)
a. murmur
El doctor le detectó un murmullo en el corazón.The doctor detected a murmur in his heart.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de agua, viento, voces)
a. murmur, murmuring
2. (de hojas)
a. rustle, rustling
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1 (susurro) murmur(ing); whisper(ing); (queja) muttering
2 [de hojas, viento] rustle; rustling; [de agua] murmur; (ruido confuso) hum(ming);
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