Variant of grumble
- to make low, unintelligible sounds in the throat; growl
- to mutter or mumble in discontent; complain in a surly or peevish manner
- to rumble, as thunder
Origin: prob. from Dutch grommelen, akin to German grummeln, Old English gremman, to enrage: for Indo-European base see grim
- the act of grumbling, esp. in complaint
- a rumble
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