rumour
Pronunciation
    • (RP) IPA: /ˈɹuːmə(ɹ)/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɹuːmɚ/

Noun

rumour

  1. Alternative spelling of rumor
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[Episode 16]”, in Ulysses, Paris: Shakespeare & Co.; Sylvia Beach, OCLC 560090630 ↗; republished London: Published for the Egoist Press, London by John Rodker, Paris, October 1922, OCLC 2297483 ↗:
      Rumour had it (though not proved) that she descended from the house of the lords Talbot de Malahide
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 26:
      Dame Rumour outstrides me yet again.
  2. (obsolete) A prolonged, indistinct noise.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, JC II. iv. 18:
      Prithee, listen well; / I heard a bustling rumour like a fray, / And the wind brings it from the Capitol.

Verb

rumour (rumours, present participle rumouring; past and past participle rumoured)

  1. Commonwealth of Nations standard spelling of rumor#English|rumor.



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