Murder - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmɜːrdər|  American pronunciation of the word murder
Brit.  |ˈməːdə|  British pronunciation of the word murder


- unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being (syn: execution)
- kill intentionally and with premeditation (syn: bump off, dispatch, hit, off, polish off, remove, slay)
The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
- alter so as to make unrecognizable (syn: mangle, mutilate)
The tourists murdered the French language


She was accused of murder.

the mass murder of civilians in wartime

Traffic is murder this time of day.

He was arrested and accused of murdering his wife.

His wife was found murdered.

a dictator who is responsible for murdering thousands of innocent people

The band murdered that song.

The murder is out.

On the night the murder was committed, he was out of the country.

The man accused of her murder will appear in court today.

He was found guilty of attempted murder.

She was charged with two counts of first degree murder.

The mother of the murder victim wept in court.

Police are searching for the murder weapon.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: murder
he/she/it: murders
present participle: murdering
past tense: murdered
past participle: murdered
singular: murder
plural: murders
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