rumour

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Noun[change]

Singular
rumour

Plural
rumours

  1. A story about somebody or something, that is told by other people, most of the time it is not true.
    There is a rumour going around that John's been fired. Is it true?

Verb[change]

Plain form
rumour

Third-person singular
rumours

Past tense
rumoured

Past participle
rumoured

Present participle
rumouring

  1. A statement that is rumoured is one that has been talked about by people but one that can be either true or false.
    It has been rumoured that John's moving soon. Is this true?