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.
The prisoners were docile, and accepted their lot with barely a mutter.
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.
April could hear the delivery van's engine muttering in the driveway.
Origin of mutter
- Middle English muttren possibly from Latin muttīre
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition