Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
mumble

mum·ble

mumble

 
pronunciation:
muhm bl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: verb
inflections: mumbled, mumbles, mumbling
definition 1: to speak low and in a way that is not easy to understand; mutter.
If you mumble, I won't be able to hear you.
synonyms:
mutter
similar words:
babble, murmur, stammer, whisper
definition 2: to say in a low voice that is not clear.
She mumbled her answers.
antonyms:
articulate
similar words:
babble, grumble, stammer, whisper
 
part of speech: noun
definition: words that are said quietly and in a way that is not easy to understand.
His mumble made it hard for me to catch his name.
synonyms:
mutter
similar words:
grunt, murmur, stammer, whisper
derivations: mumblingly (adv.), mumbler (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  language