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mutter

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verb mut·ter \ˈmə-tər\

Simple Definition of mutter

  • : to speak quietly so that it is difficult for other people to hear what you say

  • : to complain in a quiet or indirect way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mutter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to utter sounds or words indistinctly or with a low voice and with the lips partly closed

  3. 2 :  to murmur complainingly or angrily :  grumble

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to utter especially in a low or imperfectly articulated manner

mutter noun
mutterer play \-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of mutter in a sentence

  1. She angrily muttered something about her bad luck.

  2. She sat practicing her speech, muttering to herself.

  3. Some employees are muttering about the changes in the pension plan.



Origin of mutter

Middle English muteren, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century


MUTTER Defined for Kids

mutter

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verb mut·ter \ˈmə-tər\

Definition of mutter for Students

mutteredmuttering

  1. 1 :  to speak in a low voice with lips partly closed <He muttered an apology.>

  2. 2 :  to complain in a low voice :  grumble <She muttered about the bad food.>





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