He went up the stairs, puffing and muttering something.
Muttering to herself, she sat down on a chair.
The Brahman or superintending priest; the Hotri or reciter of hymns and verses; the Udgatri or chanter; and the Adhvaryu or offerer, who looks after the details of the ceremonial, including the preparation of the offering-ground, the construction of fireplaces and altars, the making of oblations and muttering of the prescribed formulae.
He heard her muttering curses at him under her breath.
This woman, swaying to and fro and muttering something, was choking with sobs.