Definition of Mutter

1. Noun. A low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech.

Exact synonyms: Murmur, Murmuration, Murmuring, Mussitation, Muttering
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Murmur, Murmurer, Murmurous, Murmur, Murmur, Mussitate, Mutterer

2. Verb. Talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice. "They mutter that there was a traffic accident "
Exact synonyms: Maunder, Mumble, Mussitate
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Mumble, Mumbler, Mumbling, Mussitation, Mutterer, Muttering

3. Noun. A complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone.
Exact synonyms: Grumble, Grumbling, Murmur, Murmuring, Muttering
Generic synonyms: Complaint
Derivative terms: Grumble, Grumble, Grumble, Murmur, Murmur

4. Verb. Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath. ; "She grumbles when she feels overworked"
Exact synonyms: Croak, Gnarl, Grumble, Murmur
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off
Derivative terms: Grumble, Grumbler, Grumbling, Murmur, Murmurer, Murmuring, Muttering

Definition of Mutter

1. v. i. To utter words indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; esp., to utter indistinct complaints or angry expressions; to grumble; to growl.

2. v. t. To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice; as, to mutter threats.

3. n. Repressed or obscure utterance.

Definition of Mutter

1. Noun. A repressed or obscure utterance; an instance of muttering. ¹

2. Noun. (context: in Indian restaurants) peas ¹

3. Verb. To utter words, especially complaints or angry expressions, indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; to say under one's breath. ¹

4. Verb. To speak softly and incoherently, or with imperfect articulations. ¹

5. Verb. To make a sound with a low, rumbling noise. ¹

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Definition of Mutter

1. to speak unclearly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mutter

mutter (current term)
mutter paneer
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mutton bird

Literary usage of Mutter

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"... to mutter : Sainte dame! com me il barbote il ... to grunt, mutter, murmur; barboter, to mumble or mutter words, also to wallow like a seething-pot ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1800)
"... and those that durst not so much as mutter against them in their lives, will prosecute their name with Satyrs, Libels, and bitter imprecations, ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"His train but deemed the favorite page Was left behind to spare his age; Or other if they deemed, none dared To mutter what he thought and heard: Woe to the ..."

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