- A currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth: they were investigating rumors of a massacre rumor has it that he will take a year offMore example sentences
- Over the years, many rumours have circulated regarding improvement to this junction.
- Mr Dent spoke out after rumours began circulating in the town centre that he had come back in with a fresh deal.
- He said there was no truth to the rumour that he had his vet administer a sedative to his horse before the race.
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- Be circulated as an unverified account: [with clause]: it’s rumored that he lives on a houseboat [with infinitive]: she is rumored to have gone into hidingMore example sentences
- Last week, it was rumoured that the sexy blonde had reunited with Tommy.
- European cafe culture looks set to hit Fishguard, as two new cafes and one bar are rumoured to be opening in the town.
- Long since rumoured, it looks like this is actually getting serious.
late Middle English: from Old French rumur, from Latin rumor 'noise'.