chunter

verb chun·ter \ ˈchən-tər \

Definition of chunter

intransitive verb
British
: to talk in a low inarticulate way : mutter

Examples of chunter in a Sentence

  1. in Hyde Park a clearly disturbed man was chuntering about something

Origin and Etymology of chunter

probably of imitative origin

chunter Synonyms

Synonyms
mumble [British], grunt, mouth, murmur, mutter
Antonyms
speak out, speak up
Related Words
babble, blab, chatter, drivel, gabble, gibber, jabber, maunder, prattle, ramble; breathe, gasp, pant, whisper; buzz
Near Antonyms
articulate, enunciate


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