RUMOUR (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ RUMOURS)
* UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland spelling of _rumor_
* 1922, James Joyce, _Ulysses_ Episode 16
RUMOUR had it (though not proved) that she descended from the house of the lords Talbot de Malahide
* (obsolete) A prolonged, indistinct noise.
* 1599, William Shakespeare, _Julius Caesar_, JC II. iv. 18:
Prithee, listen well; / I heard a bustling rumour like a fray, / And the wind brings it from the Capitol.