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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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