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grumble

grum·ble

grumble

 
 
pronunciation:
gruhm bl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: grumbled, grumbles, grumbling
definition 1: to mutter dissatisfaction or complaints.
He grumbled at the price, but in the end he paid it.Quit grumbling and get on with your work.It seems like all we ever do is grumble about the weather.Don't grumble to me about the cold: I told you to bring your jacket!
synonyms:
beef, bellyache, bitch, complain, fuss, gripe, grouch, grouse, growl, moan
similar words:
murmur, mutter, nag, sulk, whine
definition 2: to make deep, muffled sounds; rumble.
My stomach grumbled all through the meeting.
synonyms:
growl, rumble
similar words:
murmur, roar, thunder
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express in a muttering, complaining tone.
She grumbled some kind of answer.
synonyms:
growl, moan
similar words:
murmur, mutter, whine
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a complaint, esp. a muttered or muffled complaint.
There were grumbles from the parents about the changes in the school curriculum.
synonyms:
beef, bellyache, complaint, fuss, gripe, grouse, growl
similar words:
grouch, moan, murmur, mutter, whine
definition 2: a series of deep, indistinct sounds; rumble.
We heard the grumble of thunder before the storm hit.
synonyms:
murmur, roar, rumble
similar words:
mutter
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derivations: grumbly (adj.), grumblingly (adv.), grumbler (n.)
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