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English Dictionary: muttering by the DICT Development Group
2 results for muttering
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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
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,
      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.
                     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.
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