Pronunciation: (rOO'mur), [key]
1. a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts: a rumor of war.
2. gossip; hearsay: Don't listen to rumor.
3. Archaic.a continuous, confused noise; clamor; din.
to circulate, report, or assert by a rumor: It is rumored that the king is dead. Also, esp. Brit.,ru'mour.
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