(v. i.) A low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water.
(v. i.) A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice.
(v. i.) To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.
(v. i.) To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; -- often with at or against.
(v. t.) To utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds; as, to murmur tales.
(1) The sounds were loudest along the left sternal border, exhibited an increase in intensity during inspiration and were associated with right atrial gallop sounds and with murmurs of tricuspid regurgitation.
(2) Based on initial auscultatory findings, patients were divided into: (1) single or multiple apical systolic clicks with no murmur (n = 99); (2) single or multiple apical systolic clicks and a late systolic murmur (n = 129); and (3) single or multiple apical clicks and an apical pansystolic murmur or murmur beginning in the first half of systole (n = 63).
(3) In the reported case the murmur grew in the beginning and then disappeared spontaneously.
(4) The following factors of these patients were analyzed: age, sex, civil status, socio-economic level, occupation, family antecedents, personal antecedents, smoking, alcoholism, presence of cardiac murmurs, arrhythmias, and electrocardiogram.
(5) The clinical history of recurrent bronchitis and dyspnoea during exercise, the presence of right parasternal murmur with normal heart size and normal blood gases justified the execution of an arteriovenous thoracic angiography which revealed the presence of a cirsoid aneurysm supplied by the internal and external mammary arteries.
(6) We report a case of a 17 year old boy who was referred for evaluation of a large anterior mediastinal mass, causing dyspnea and cough and resulting in a harsh systolic murmur.
(7) Although the continuous murmur is an unusual sign in patients with pulmonary embolism, its auscultation is often quite distinctive, and its appearance may lead to more definitive diagnostic studies when the presentation or associated clinical findings are nonspecific.
(8) The patient was asymptomatic and a heart murmur and abnormal electrocardiogram were discovered incidentally.
(9) Thus, the murmur of MR derives its prognostic significance from integration of multiple clinical, radiographic and electrocardiographic characteristics.
(10) Patent ductus arteriosus murmurs developed in shielded patients at a later date, they required less vigorous treatment (ie, indomethacin), and they had shorter hospitalizations (74 v 85 days; P less than .05).
(11) Healthy women students who asked for oral contraceptives were carefully examined to ascertain whether they had a cardiac murmur.
(12) The clinical picture was relatively nonspecific, and 32% of the patients had no heart murmurs initially.
(13) Of the total 47 episodes, carditis was manifested by a significant murmur without previous RF or any known rheumatic heart disease in 40%; change in the character of a murmur under observation or the appearance of a new murmur in 15%; and acute pericarditis in 19%.
(14) Acoustic information about the place of articulation of a prevocalic nasal consonant is distributed over two distinct signal portions, the nasal murmur and the onset of the following vowel.
(15) A 59-year-old woman hospitalised because of dyspnea and a heart murmur in a context of pyrexia was found to have evidence of obstruction of the pulmonary arterial system, clearly defined by ultrasonography, catheterisation and angiography and Imatron scan.
(16) All murmurs contained dominant frequencies that varied with time.
(17) Immediately after the implantation of a temporary transvenous right ventricular pacemaker, a high-pitched systolic musical murmur was heard at the lower left sternal border.
(18) Six patients had no audible murmur; four had grade 1 to 2 innocent murmurs.
(19) We correlated the intensity and timing of murmur with maximal flow velocity, acceleration time and other parameters.
(20) The patient presented with severe angina pectoris and the main physical findings were absence of the closing click of the prosthetic valve and the presence of systolic and diastolic aortic murmurs.
(v. i.) To utter words indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; esp., to utter indistinct complaints or angry expressions; to grumble; to growl.
(v. i.) To sound with a low, rumbling noise.
(v. t.) To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice; as, to mutter threats.
(n.) Repressed or obscure utterance.
(1) When accused of muttering it while reciting Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo, during filming of BBC2s Top Gear, he said he had not, that he would absolutely never use "the most racist word of them all".
(2) It's the kind of TV that makes for a wipe-your-weekend-plans box set: the ending of every crack-fix of an episode had me twitchily reaching for the remote to a muttered internal monologue of: "Next one, next one, now, now…" Danes carries the series as the bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison, whose furious vigilance is hard to distinguish from pathological mania as she investigates, and ultimately falls for, Sergeant Brody (Damian Lewis), a Marine who may or may not be a terrorist after eight years held captive by al-Qaida.
(3) Brownites used to mutter bitterly about their hero for failing to compete with Tony Blair after the death of John Smith.
(4) And that voice like a whip-crack: impish, transgressive, swooping from a mutter to a scream.
(5) Sampson became the discreet, muttering centre of a web, connected by telephone and letter, telegram and fax, to an astounding cast of world leaders and commentarians, film stars and novelists.
(6) For what it's worth, Labour lost on a whopping great 18% swing to the Tories, yet despite an awful lot of muttering absolutely nothing happened.
(7) True, he has trounced them so thoroughly that any mutterings of future challenges are an empty blast of sour breath.
(8) Two years as a minister is plenty of time to stack up enemies, or at least a few mutterings that you’ve made a hash of the job.
(9) Obviously it should be scoffed down in a box set, like a Supersize V Superskinny obese person's enormo-breakfast, before a period of lying green-faced in a darkened room, listening to experimental jazz, muttering, "Carrie can't let another mistake happen!
(10) "It's going to destroy property prices in this area," muttered one.
(11) As he checks the woman’s heart with a stethoscope, he explains exactly what is about to happen to her – the nurses will hook her up to an EKG machine, among other procedures – and gets the woman to lie down, still muttering at the original nurse but pliable.
(12) "Any politician that claims to you that they're an ordinary person is not telling you the truth," Miliband mutters, half smiling and wincing.
(13) Even the most fervent haters of the BBC can only mutter and mumble when Attenborough productions are mentioned.
(14) It was a misjudgment in the heat of the moment.” The forlorn-looking Formula One world champion muttered: “I can’t really express the way I’m feeling at the moment so I won’t attempt to.
(15) Not via muttering idiots, but upfront, with an acrid twist.
(16) He’s not just a straight-talker, he’s a man who reliably says the things politicians dream their opponents will be caught muttering within range of forgotten radio-mics – except he declaims them on a podium in front of thousands.
(17) ", seconds before splashing about in the sub-zero Atlantic muttering "bugger".
(18) Bit of muttering about justifying selling one's own grandmother Updated at 1.21pm BST 1.06pm BST As Barb Jacobson, of the European Citizen's initiative for a basic income, puts it, a basic income should be high enough for everyone to have a dignified life in society, and to take part in society.
(19) One woman muttered angrily to her companion: "It is the dumbing down of America."
(20) Some of the mutterings from Threadneedle Street are not the stuff to give the troops."