mumble

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verb mum·ble \ ˈməm-bəl \

Definition of mumble

mumbled; mumbling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
:to utter words in a low confused indistinct manner :mutter
transitive verb
1 :to utter with a low inarticulate voice
2 :to chew or bite with or as if with toothless gums

mumble

noun

mumbler

play \-b(ə-)lər\ noun

mumbly

play \-b(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of mumble in a Sentence

  1. He mumbled something and then left.

  2. He mumbled Goodbye and then left.

  3. I can't understand you when you mumble.

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Origin and Etymology of mumble

Middle English momelen, of imitative origin

mumble Synonyms


MUMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

mumble

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verb

Definition of mumble for English Language Learners

  • : to say (something) quietly in an unclear way that makes it difficult for people to know what you said


MUMBLE Defined for Kids

1

mumble

play
verb mum·ble \ ˈməm-bəl \

Definition of mumble for Students

mumbled; mumbling
:to speak softly so that words are not clear

2

mumble

noun

Definition of mumble for Students

:speech that is not clear enough to be understood


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