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  • I'm Georgina from BBC Learning English.

  • Do you ever wonder about the differences between

  • 'Whisper', 'Murmur' and 'Mumble'?

  • They are all used to describe different ways

  • of speaking quietly.

  • 'Whisper' means 'to speak quietly, often on purpose,

  • so that only someone very close

  • can hear what you're saying'.

  • 'I don't want everyone to hear!

  • I'll have to whisper.'

  • 'I've got a secret to tell you.

  • I'll have to whisper it though.'

  • 'Murmur' means 'to speak quietly, often

  • in a low continuous voice, so it's hard to understand'.

  • 'I love you,' she murmured in her sleep!'

  • 'Do you want to go for a coffee?'

  • I can't hear what you are saying. Stop murmuring!

  • 'Mumble' means 'to speak quietly, often

  • in a low voice, making it difficult understand'.

  • 'She's always mumbling and complaining very

  • quietly so I can't hear! It drives me mad!'

  • 'I'm really sorry I shouldn't have eaten the last biscuit!'

  • That was a really mumbled apology.

  • I could hardly hear it!

  • Bye!

I'm Georgina from BBC Learning English.

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Whisper vs Murmur vs Mumble - English In A Minute

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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