- [C][U]传闻,风闻; 谣言,谣传 a story or opinion based on rumor, which may or may not be true; unofficial news or information, perhaps untrue
gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
tell or spread rumors;
"It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"
- There isn't an atom of truth in the rumour.
- The rumour percolated through the firm.
- A rumour does not always prove (to be) a fact.
- I heard a rumour that they are getting married.
- Rumour has it that the president is coming to visit our school.
- It was rumoured that he was suffering from gallstone.
- She is rumoured to have been married in England.
- We no longer believed the rumour spread by them.
- There are all sorts of rumours in the air that dozens of people were dead in the fire.
- The rumour that a new school would be built here is spread.
- There has been a rumour mill on him for years.
- Rumour has it that...
- the absurd〔vague〕 rumour 荒谬〔含糊〕的谣言
- the rumour about〔as to〕 关于…的传闻
We are a prey to rumour..as to what is happening.出自： B. Webb
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的rumor，意为骚动；最初源自拉丁语的rumorem，意为噪音。
- rumoured adj. 传说的,谣传的