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English Dictionary: grumbling by the DICT Development Group
2 results for grumbling
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. continuous full and low-pitched throbbing sound; "the rumbling rolling sound of thunder"
    Synonym(s): grumbling, rumbling
  1. a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder"
    Synonym(s): rumble, rumbling, grumble, grumbling
  2. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    Synonym(s): grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grumble \Grum"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Grunbled}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Grumbling}.] [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumman, D. grommelen,
      grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm,
      murmur, grumble, surly. [root]35. Cf. {Grum}, {Grim}.]
      1. To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured
            complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
                     L'Avare, not using half his store, Still grumbles
                     that he has no more.                           --Prior.
      2. To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling
            over his prey.
      3. To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to
            mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.
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