murmuration

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1350-1400; Medieval Latin murmuratio (murmuring, grumbling). The "starling" sense is probably derived from the sound of the very large groups that starlings form at dusk.

Noun[edit]

murmuration (plural murmurations)

  1. An act or instance of murmuring.
  2. A flock of starlings.

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