murmuring

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Synonyms for murmuring

a low continuous indistinct sound

a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

making a low continuous indistinct sound

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Breathy voice is a phonation in which the vocal cords vibrate, as they do in normal (modal) voicing, but are adjusted so that a larger volume of air escapes, producing a sighing sound (Trask).
We'll see a lot of people who have strained their voices through misuse or who may have a breathy voice because of vocal cord paralysis.
Dreamy and romantic, one can hear the love in her warm, breathy voice while the gifted singer and subtle and sparse arrangement give the telling words room to breathe and permeate one's mind.
Delilah's breathy voice, strangely echoing synth ripples and a stark feel gives it an unsettling aura.
Campbell's beguiling, breathy voice soaring on Saturday's Gone, while Lanegan's emotion-laden baritone on The Circus is Leaving Town proved one of the highlights of the set.
Brighton's Natasha Khan (for it is she) is the proud possessor of a beautiful breathy voice and a seductive knack for a song.
For example, when a young male voice-over specialist is chosen instead of an older man, or indeed a woman, or when an actor is instructed to perform a voiceover with a deep breathy voice instead of using a more normal type of phonation, these are de facto cases of voice manipulation which, from our point of view, have been carefully designed to suit the advertiser's message.
Biell's soft, breathy voice and soulful lyrics, combined with an acoustic guitar, hearken back to '70s folk rock.
While playing yet another dress-up game with her sister a while back, granny-dressed Bethy suddenly started waving her hair around and narrating in a breathy voice, "Hello, hello, my name is Rainbow, and my clothes are made from tofu.
According to Vanna Bonta, a poet and space sexpert with a sweet, breathy voice, "Zero gravity could cause a slight decrease in the size of the erect penis because of the heart not working hard, or low blood pressure.
I was on the longlist,' sighed Biel in the breathy voice that pumps so much sultry smoke to her songs, 'and very proud to be on there.
Ten years on, this New York threesome has shed the dissonance of its early efforts, with Kazu Makino's breathy voice striking a note of dreamy anxiety that will speak to fans of the Cure or Bjork.
Actress Choudhury (Mississippi Masala) is an ideal narrator: her accents are pitch-perfect, and her warm, slightly breathy voice conveys empathy and understanding of the characters.
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