Definition of Muttering

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, Mutter
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Murmur, Murmurer, Murmurous, Murmur, Murmur, Mussitate, Mutter, Mutterer, Mutter



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

Definition of Muttering

1. Verb. (present participle of mutter) ¹

2. Noun. Something which is muttered ¹

3. Noun. A rumour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Muttering

1. mutter [v] - See also: mutter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muttering

mutis
mutisia
mutism
mutisms
muton
mutons
mutoscope
mutoscopes
muts
mutt
mutter
mutter paneer
muttered
mutterer
mutterers
muttering (current term)
mutteringly
mutterings
mutters
muttnik
muttniks
mutton-chop whiskers
mutton-fat keratic precipitates
mutton bird
mutton birds
mutton chop
mutton dressed as lamb
mutton flaps

Literary usage of Muttering

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1. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... had just sluiced over his shoulders; and a fourth private was muttering uneasily as he dozed open-mouthed in the glare of the great guard-lantern. ..."

2. The Works of Laurence Sterne: With a Life of the Author by Laurence Sterne (1813)
"... a second time ; in muttering which, he plucked his pillow a little further from my mother's,—and turning about again, there was an end of the debate for ..."

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