Definition of rumor in English:


Syllabification: ru·mor
Pronunciation: /ˈro͞omər
(British rumour)



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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 hiding
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    • 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'.

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