chunter

verb
chun·​ter | \ ˈchən-tər How to pronounce chunter (audio) \
chuntered; chuntering; chunters

Definition of chunter

intransitive verb

British
: to talk in a low inarticulate way : mutter

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Examples of chunter in a Sentence

in Hyde Park a clearly disturbed man was chuntering about something
Recent Examples on the Web In response to a time violation at the end of the second set, Kyrgios chuntered before imitating Rafa's ticks -- a swipe of the hair on either side followed by a pick at the seat of his shorts. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020 Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip is superb—in voice, mannerisms and plausibility, chuntering about being served venison twice in a week and rolling his eyes at the melodramas of Princess Margaret... Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 18 Nov. 2019 Pedal power had been supplanted by chuntering motorbikes and, ever more, the polished chrome of Audis and SUVs. Time, 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of chunter

1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chunter

probably of imitative origin

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The first known use of chunter was in 1599

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“Chunter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chunter. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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