(intransitive) To make a low, growling or rumbling noise, like a hungry stomach or certain animals.
(onomatopoeia) A low thundering, rumbling or growling sound.
Other Word Forms of Grumble
Origin of Grumble
Probably from Middle French grommeler, from Middle Dutch grommen (modern Dutch grommelen). Cognate with grim.
Probably Dutch grommelen to mutter from Middle Dutch frequentative of grommen
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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