how to pronounce rumor


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The above transcription of rumor is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

rumor is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of rumor in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… associated with a nasty rumor that one …”

meanings of rumor


  1. A statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.
  2. Information or misinformation of the kind contained in such claims.


  1. To tell a rumor about; to gossip.

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