Mumble definition

mŭmbəl
To speak or say indistinctly and in a low voice, as with the mouth partly closed; mutter.
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To chew slowly or ineffectively without or as if without teeth.
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To chew food slowly or ineffectively, as if with the gums.
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(rare) To chew gently and ineffectively, as with toothless gums.
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To mumble is to speak in a low voice that is often difficult to understand.

An example of mumble is to answer a question in a low voice or without clearly sounding out the words.

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The definition of a mumble is something spoken in a low voice.

An example of a mumble is how a shy child responds to a question.

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A mumbled sound or utterance.
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(intransitive) To speak unintelligibly or inaudibly; to fail to articulate.

Please try not to mumble so I can hear you better.

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To chew something gently with closed lips.
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All I could hear was a mumble from the next room.

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A low tone of voice.

He spoke in a mumble.

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To utter indistinctly by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth.

Mumbled an insincere apology.

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To speak words indistinctly, as by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth.
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A low indistinct sound or utterance.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mumble
Plural:
mumbles

Origin of mumble

  • Middle English momelen from Middle Dutch mommelen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition