Complete Definition of "rumour"


English

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

Pronunciation
International Phonetic Alphabet|IPA: /�ɹu�.m�(r)/, /�ɹu�.m�/
SAMPA: /<tt>"r\u:m@</tt>/, /<tt>"r\u:m@`</tt>/

Alternative spellings
rumor US

Noun
en-noun|rumours|-

  1. countable A piece of information of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.

#: There's a rumour going round that he's going to get married.

  1. uncountable Information of this kind.

#: They say he used to be a thief, but that's just rumour.

Derived terms
rumour has it

Synonyms
(piece of information):
(information): gossip, hearsay, talk, tittle-tattle

Translations

trans-top|countable: piece of information
Chinese: 謠�, 谣� yáoyán
Dutch: gerucht n
Finnish: huhu#Finnish|huhu
French: rumeur f
German: Gerücht n
Hindi: �फवा (afv�)
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Latin: fama
Latvian: bauma f
Marathi: �फ़वाह (afv�h)
Sanskrit: �नप�रवाद� (janaprav�daha)
Swedish: rykte#Swedish|rykte n
Telugu: ప��ార� (pukaaru)
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trans-top|uncountable: information
Dutch: geruchten pl.
Finnish: huhu#Finnish|huhu, kuulopuhe
German: Gerüchte n pl., Gerede n
Hindi: �फ़वाह (afv�h)
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Latin: fama
Latvian: baumas f pl.
Marathi: �फवा (afv�)
Sanskrit: �नप�रवाद� (janaprav�daha)
Slovene: govorice f|p
Swedish: rykte#Swedish|rykte n
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ttbc|Japanese: � (���, uwasa)
ttbc|Korean: �문 (��), �리 (sori)

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To tell a rumour about; usually used in the passive.

#: John is rumoured to be next in line for a promotion.

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