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Definition of rumor:

  1. A current story passing from one person to another, without any known authority for its truth; - in this sense often personified.
  2. A flying or popular report; the common talk; hence, public fame; notoriety.
  3. A prolonged, indistinct noise.
  4. To report by rumor; to tell.

Synonyms:

fame, bruit, relation, invention, tale, repute, record, noise, canard, falsehood, tittle-tattle, lie, grapevine, word, intelligence, scandal, recital, narrative, hearsay, hoax, innuendo, rumour, fabrication, tattle, scuttlebutt, words, suggestion, supposition, gossipry, story, talk, talebearing, fiction, tidings, narration, rehearsal, cry, description.

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