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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2015-02-15 07:14 pm

Prompt #220

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

Once you've completed your ficlet, please either comment here, or post a link to it, if you're posting on your own journal. Feel free to reference the community or number of the prompt in your outside posts, but if you use the actual word, please put it under a cut to avoid spoiling others, should they want to write spontaneously.

Today's word is: murmur

murmur [mur-mer]

noun
1. a low, continuous sound, as of a brook, the wind, or trees, or of low, indistinct voices.
2. a mumbled or private expression of discontent.
3. Also called heart murmur. Medicine/Medical.
...a. an abnormal sound heard on listening to the heart, usually through a stethoscope, produced by the blood passing through deformed cardiac valves.
...b. in some persons a similar sound heard when blood passes through normal valves.
4. Phonetics. a voice quality in which vibration of the vocal cords is accompanied by the escape of a great deal of air, as in the (h) of ahead; breathy voice.

verb (used without object)
5. to make a low or indistinct sound, especially continuously.
6. to speak in a low tone or indistinctly.
7. to complain in a low tone or in private.

verb (used with object)
8. to sound by murmurs.
9. to utter in a low tone: He murmured a threat as he left the room.

If you've missed a word or twelve and would like to catch up, please see the Master List.

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