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English

Etymology

Middle English rumour, from the Latin rumor, common talk.

Pronunciation

Alternative spellings

  • rumour (UK, Commonwealth, International)

Noun

Singular
rumor

Plural
rumors

rumor (rumors)
  1. (countable) A piece of information 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 of this kind.
    They say he used to be a thief, but that's just rumor.

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Verb

Infinitive
to rumor

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to rumor (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To tell a rumor about; to gossip; usually used in the passive
    • John is rumored to be next in line for a promotion.



Latin

Pronunciation

  • AHD: r<math>\overline{oo}</math>′ <math>\overline{oo}</math>-mŏr

Noun

rūmor

  1. Rumour, rumor.

Declension

Third declension (3).

Number Singular Plural
nominative rumor rumōrēs
genitive rumōris rumōrum
dative rumōrī rumōribus
accusative rumōrem rumōrēs
ablative rumōre rumōribus
vocative rumor rumōrēs

Spanish

Noun

rumor m. (plural rumores)

Singular
rumor m.

Plural
rumores m.

  1. rumor
  2. murmur

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