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mutter

mut·ter

mutter

 
pronunciation:
muh tr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: muttered, muttering, mutters
definition 1: to speak unclearly in a low tone; mumble; murmur.
Some of the patients muttered to themselves as they waited for the doctor.
synonyms:
mumble
similar words:
murmur, whisper
definition 2: to grumble or complain in a low voice.
He muttered with irritation as he searched the apartment for his car key.
synonyms:
grumble, mumble, murmur
similar words:
complain, gripe, grouse
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to say (something) in a low or unclear manner.
He muttered a curse as he fumbled with his tie.
synonyms:
mumble, murmur
similar words:
grumble, whisper
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a low-voiced grumbling or unclear utterance.
The assignment drew mutters of discontent from the students.
synonyms:
grumble, mumble, murmur
similar words:
undertone, whisper
derivations: mutteringly (adv.), mutterer (n.)
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