In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(low sound)murmullo masculine
- Sounds of socializing: laughter and murmuring drifted up from downstairs.
- Some murmuring continued, wondering the wisdom of bringing up the delicate issue so early.
- Faint murmuring was heard and the smell of blood hung in the air.
- He pushed it and as he did, the murmuring stopped, the sound of chatter around him came to a dead silence.
- Instead of using music, the scenes are accompanied by real sound: incomprehensible murmuring, shouts and cries.
- From behind the door, could be heard the soft murmuring of voices.
- I don't know if Tony and Casey spoke but I did hear some murmuring before I fell asleep.
- I can't hear a word clearly, can such murmuring be called a song?
- She saw their lips move, and their gestures, and blurred details in their faces, but only faint murmuring of their low voices.
- Only slight murmuring could be heard from the spectators.
- Amid the low, astonished murmuring of the crowd she stepped forwards to face him.
- The director has over-dubbed the entire soundtrack and the dialogue is a studio-based whispery murmuring.
- He couldn't see anything, only heard the distant murmuring of the other people in the room.
- I heard soft murmuring and Viktor spat into the basin, wiping away the blood from his lips.
- The murmuring, fluttering sounds of the crowd echoed off the high ceilings and stone arches of the chapel.
- I heard curses and a lot of murmuring from the other end.
- As soon as Rolan nodded a yes, Mrs. Snow dashed into an adjoining room; the cries ceased and soft murmuring could be heard.
- The smell of smoke and burning paper hits me first, and then I can hear Bren's pleased murmuring.
2murmurings plural(complaint)murmullos de desaprobación masculine
- This prompted some murmurings of agreement but also hostility from several people.
- When his bronze statue was erected, there were dark murmurings about why the great man had been planted with his back to the sea, a singularly inappropriate position for a noble Hawaiian waterman?
- Admittedly, not everyone approved of the choice of act and there some murmurings of discontent and certainly a fair degree of surprise.
- Its long overdue, and there have been more than enough murmurings - among the vendors, analysts, and users - to justify such an activity.
- Before the end of the year there was a lot of murmuring about the holiday shopping season being subpar.
- Wilde survived his first trial with a hung jury, but, amid much murmuring amongst those in high places was convicted in his second trial.
- The crowd grumbled, but oblivious to their disgruntled murmurings, Yahja hugged Yeshuah.
- Privately, I've heard quite a bit of murmuring and muttering about the way this affects the day-to-day running of the club.
- During the week there had been murmurings of discontent from some quarters.
- Despite that awkward start with its murmurings of discontent, accompanied by a sharp sense of Namibian humour about some of the recycled ministers, Namibians continued to have, and demonstrate, faith in their new President.
- There has been an undercurrent of murmuring in some areas along the lines of ‘who'd have thought that he could do that, being blind and everything’.
- I'd be deluding myself if I said that there were no bad points, but at least with these organisations there were never any murmurings about alleged corruption or being self serving.
- There have been dark murmurings that all this is an ego-trip.
- Although the package was approved by the authority, there were still murmurings of discontent among union officials.
- The move has provoked public outcry from bar owners and thousands of waiters, dancers and bar girls, as well as disgruntled murmurings from late-night boozers.
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