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mumble

play
verb mum·ble \ˈməm-bəl\

Simple Definition of mumble

  • : to say (something) quietly in an unclear way that makes it difficult for people to know what you said

Full Definition of mumble

mum·bledmum·bling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to utter words in a low confused indistinct manner :  mutter

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to utter with a low inarticulate voice

  5. 2 :  to chew or bite with or as if with toothless gums

mumble noun
mum·bler play \-b(ə-)lər\ noun
mum·bly play \-b(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of mumble

  1. He mumbled something and then left.

  2. He mumbled Goodbye and then left.

  3. I can't understand you when you mumble.



Origin of mumble

Middle English momelen, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century



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