Mutter meaning

mŭtər
To speak indistinctly in low tones.
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To complain or grumble morosely.
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To utter or say in low indistinct tones.
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A low grumble or indistinct utterance.
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To mutter is to speak or chatter in a low voice or under your breath in a way that is hard to hear, or to spread rumors, or speak about someone unofficially.

When you complain quietly under your breath, this is an example of a time when you mutter.

When you spread a rumor about someone, this is an example of a time when you mutter about the person.

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To speak in low, indistinct tones without much movement of the lips, as in complaining or in speaking to oneself.
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To complain or grumble.
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To make a low, rumbling, threatening sound, as thunder.
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To say in low, indistinct, often angry or discontented, tones.
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The act of muttering.
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Something muttered; esp., a complaint or grumble.
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A repressed or obscure utterance; an instance of muttering.

The prisoners were docile, and accepted their lot with barely a mutter.

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(in Indian restaurants) Peas.
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To utter words, especially complaints or angry expressions, indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; to say under one's breath.

You could hear the students mutter as they were served sodden spaghetti, yet again, in the cafeteria.

The beggar muttered words of thanks, as passersby dropped coins in his cup.

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To speak softly and incoherently, or with imperfect articulations.

The asylum inmate muttered some doggerel about chains and pains to himself, over and over.

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To make a sound with a low, rumbling noise.

April could hear the delivery van's engine muttering in the driveway.

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Origin of mutter

  • Middle English muttren possibly from Latin muttīre

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