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

Definition of chunter

intransitive verb

: to talk in a low inarticulate way : mutter

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in Hyde Park a clearly disturbed man was chuntering about something
Recent Examples on the Web Pedal power had been supplanted by chuntering motorbikes and, ever more, the polished chrome of Audis and SUVs. Time, "The Trouble with Sharing: China's Bike Fever Has Reached Saturation Point," 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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to engage in dissolute behavior

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