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English Dictionary: mutter by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
mutter
n
  1. a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    Synonym(s): mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation
  2. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    Synonym(s): grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering
v
  1. talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice [syn: mumble, mutter, maunder, mussitate]
  2. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked"
    Synonym(s): murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mutter \Mut"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Muttered}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Muttering}.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. muttire,
      mutire.]
      1. 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.
  
                     Wizards that peep, and that mutter.   --Is. viii.
                                                                              19.
  
                     Meantime your filthy foreigner will stare, And
                     mutter to himself.                              --Dryden.
  
      2. To sound with a low, rumbling noise.
  
                     Thick lightnings flash, the muttering thunder rolls.
                                                                              --Pope.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mutter \Mut"ter\, v. t.
      To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice;
      as, to mutter threats. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mutter \Mut"ter\, n.
      Repressed or obscure utterance.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   mutter vt.   To quietly enter a command not meant for the ears,
   eyes, or fingers of ordinary mortals.   Often used in `mutter an
   {incantation}'.   See also {wizard}.
  
   = N =
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   mutter
  
      To quietly enter a command not meant for the ears, eyes, or
      fingers of ordinary mortals.   Often used in "mutter an
      {incantation}".
  
      See also {wizard}.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1995-02-06)
  
  
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