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grumble

grum·ble

grumble

 
 
pronunciation:
gruhm bl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: grumbled, grumbles, grumbling
definition 1: to complain in a low voice.
Jean grumbled to herself about the flat tire as she searched for a jack.
synonyms:
complain, fuss, grouch, moan
similar words:
mutter, nag, sulk, whine
definition 2: to make deep, muffled sounds; rumble.
His stomach grumbled in hunger.
synonyms:
growl, rumble
similar words:
murmur, roar, thunder
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a muttered complaint.
There were grumbles from the students who had to stay after school.
synonyms:
beef, complaint
similar words:
grouch, moan, mutter, whine
definition 2: a series of deep, low sounds; rumble.
We heard the grumble of thunder before the storm hit.
synonyms:
murmur, roar, rumble
similar words:
mutter
derivations: grumbly (adj.), grumblingly (adv.), grumbler (n.)
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