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 for murmuring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Murmur \Mur"mur\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Murmured; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Murmuring.] [F. murmurer, L. murmurare, murmurari, fr.
     murmur murmur; cf. Gr. ? to roar and boil, said of water,
     Skr. marmara a rustling sound; prob. of imitative origin.]
     1. To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a
        stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.
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              They murmured as doth a swarm of bees. --Chaucer.
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     2. To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to
        feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble;
        -- often with at or against. "His disciples murmured at
        it." --John vi. 61.
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              And all the children of Israel murmured against
              Moses and against Aaron.              --Num. xiv. 2.
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              Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured.
                                                    --1 Cor. x.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Murmuring \Mur"mur*ing\, a. & n.
     Uttering murmurs; making low sounds; complaining. --
     Mur"mur*ing*ly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: making a low continuous indistinct sound; "like murmuring
             waves"; "susurrant voices" [syn: murmuring,
             susurrant, whispering]
      n 1: a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by
           movement of the lips without the production of articulate
           speech [syn: mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring,
           murmuration, mussitation]
      2: a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn:
         grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "murmuring":
     aspiration, bated breath, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching,
     bitch, bitching, breath, breathy voice, complaining, complaint,
     complaintful, crabbing, crabby, cranky, croaking,
     destructive criticism, disappointed, discontented, disgruntled,
     displeased, dissatisfied, dissent, drone, droning, envious,
     exhalation, faultfinding, gabble, gibber, gibbering, grievance,
     gripe, griping, groan, groaning, grouchy, grouse, grousing,
     growling, grumbling, holler, howl, jabber, jibber, kick, kicking,
     little voice, low voice, malcontent, malcontented, maundering,
     mouthing, mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuration, murmurish,
     murmurous, mutter, muttering, out of humor, peeve, peevish,
     peevishness, pet peeve, petulance, petulant, protest, querulant,
     querulous, querulousness, rebellious, resentful, restive, restless,
     rustling, scolding, sigh, sniping, soft voice, squawk, squawking,
     stage whisper, still small voice, sulky, susurrant, susurration,
     susurrous, susurrus, unaccepting, unaccommodating, underbreath,
     undertone, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unsatisfied,
     whining, whiny, whisper, whispering, whispery, yapping

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     of the Hebrews in the wilderness, called forth the displeasure
     of God, which was only averted by the earnest prayer of Moses
     (Num. 11:33, 34; 12; 14:27, 30, 31; 16:3; 21:4-6; Ps. 106:25).
     Forbidden by Paul (1 Cor. 10:10).

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