grumbling

noun
grum·​bling | \ˈgrəm-b(ə-)liŋ \
plural grumblings

Definition of grumbling 

1 : a mutter of discontent : complaint Operators of bars and restaurants, who hear the first-hand grumblings of customers on the boardwalk, tend to oppose the ordinance.— Kevin Robinson

2 : a growling or reverberating noise : rumbling On a shorter timescale, researchers and governments are working together to detect the first grumblings of an earthquake and alert communities that might be affected.— Eva Botkin-Kowacki

First Known Use of grumbling

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of grumbling was in 1598

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