rumor

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • rumour (UK, Commonwealth, International)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rumour, from Latin rūmor (common talk).

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Noun[edit]

rumor (countable and uncountable, plural rumors)

  1. (countable) A statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.
    There's a rumor going round that he's going to get married.
  2. (uncountable) Information or misinformation of the kind contained in such claims.
    They say he used to be a thief, but that's just rumor.

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Verb[edit]

rumor (third-person singular simple present rumors, present participle rumoring, simple past and past participle rumored)

  1. (transitive, usually used in the passive voice) To tell a rumor about; to gossip.
    John is rumored to be next in line for a promotion.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *rAwə- (to shout, to roar)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • AHD: r\overline{oo}\overline{oo}-mŏr

Noun[edit]

rūmor m (genitive rūmōris); third declension

  1. Rumour, rumor.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rūmor rūmōrēs
genitive rūmōris rūmōrum
dative rūmōrī rūmōribus
accusative rūmōrem rūmōrēs
ablative rūmōre rūmōribus
vocative rūmor rūmōrēs

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rūmor, rūmōris.

Noun[edit]

rumor m (plural rumores)

  1. rumor
  2. murmur

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