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rumor

rumor(
rroo
-
mohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (gossip)
a. rumor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Cómo te enteraste de que estoy embarazada? - Los rumores corren rápido en la oficina.How did you find out I'm pregnant? - Rumors spread fast in the office.
b. rumour (United Kingdom)
¿Es cierto el rumor de que José y Caterina se van a casar?Is the rumour true that Jose and Caterina are getting married?
2. (sounds of speech)
a. murmur
El orador no prestó atención al rumor que corría por la sala.The speaker didn't pay attention to the murmur that was spreading throughout the auditorium.
b. buzz
Era imposible concentrarse con el rumor que venía del fondo del aula.It was impossible to concentrate with the buzz that was coming from the back of the classroom.
3. (low continuous sound)
a. murmur
La casa está lo suficientemente cerca de la costa para poder escuchar el rumor de las olas.The house is close enough to the coast to hear the murmur of the waves.
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rumor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (ruido sordo)
a. murmur
un rumor de vocesthe sound of voices
2. (chisme)
a. rumor
corre un rumorthere's a rumor going round
corre el rumor de que va a dimitirit is rumored that he's going to resign
rumor
1 (noticia vaga) rumour; rumor; (EEUU)
circula o corre el rumor de que ... there's a rumour going round that ...
2 (murmullo) murmur; [de voces] buzz
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