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English noun: mutter

1. mutter (event) a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech


Synonymsmurmur, murmuration, murmuring, mussitation, muttering


Broader (hypernym)sound

2. mutter (communication) a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone


Synonymsgrumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, muttering


Broader (hypernym)complaint


English verb: mutter

1. mutter (communication) talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice


ExamplesSam and Sue mutter, They mutter that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsmaunder, mumble, mussitate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. mutter (communication) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath


SamplesShe grumbles when she feels overworked.


Synonymscroak, gnarl, grumble, murmur


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off









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