chunter

chunter

(ˈtʃʌntə) or

chunner

vb
informal (often foll by: on) Brit to mutter or grumble incessantly in a meaningless fashion
[C16: probably of imitative origin]

chunter


Past participle: chuntered
Gerund: chuntering

Imperative
chunter
chunter
Present
I chunter
you chunter
he/she/it chunters
we chunter
you chunter
they chunter
Preterite
I chuntered
you chuntered
he/she/it chuntered
we chuntered
you chuntered
they chuntered
Present Continuous
I am chuntering
you are chuntering
he/she/it is chuntering
we are chuntering
you are chuntering
they are chuntering
Present Perfect
I have chuntered
you have chuntered
he/she/it has chuntered
we have chuntered
you have chuntered
they have chuntered
Past Continuous
I was chuntering
you were chuntering
he/she/it was chuntering
we were chuntering
you were chuntering
they were chuntering
Past Perfect
I had chuntered
you had chuntered
he/she/it had chuntered
we had chuntered
you had chuntered
they had chuntered
Future
I will chunter
you will chunter
he/she/it will chunter
we will chunter
you will chunter
they will chunter
Future Perfect
I will have chuntered
you will have chuntered
he/she/it will have chuntered
we will have chuntered
you will have chuntered
they will have chuntered
Future Continuous
I will be chuntering
you will be chuntering
he/she/it will be chuntering
we will be chuntering
you will be chuntering
they will be chuntering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chuntering
you have been chuntering
he/she/it has been chuntering
we have been chuntering
you have been chuntering
they have been chuntering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chuntering
you will have been chuntering
he/she/it will have been chuntering
we will have been chuntering
you will have been chuntering
they will have been chuntering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chuntering
you had been chuntering
he/she/it had been chuntering
we had been chuntering
you had been chuntering
they had been chuntering
Conditional
I would chunter
you would chunter
he/she/it would chunter
we would chunter
you would chunter
they would chunter
Past Conditional
I would have chuntered
you would have chuntered
he/she/it would have chuntered
we would have chuntered
you would have chuntered
they would have chuntered
Translations

chunter

[ˈtʃʌntəʳ] VI (Brit) (also chunter on) (= mutter) → murmurar; (= complain) → gruñir, refunfuñar
References in periodicals archive ?
Despite the Kawasaki-killing performance it's quieter than a 911, easy to drive at low speeds and can chunter round town without histrionics.
Countless helicopter shots of pantiled French villages, dazzling fields of wheat or milk churns in the shape of a giant rear sprocket, give the micsmiths plenty to chunter about when in reality nothing much is happening.
It's difficult to remain focused on a story that drags on and on, but though I suspect torpor will soon set in over the Iceland acquisition - which is surely set to chunter and churn through countless rounds of legal and financial negotiation before the outcome is eventually decided some time next year (see p4) - it's important.
You are your harshest critic and sometimes that means you do that chunter thing, your know, when you talk under your breath to yourself moaning about things nobody else noticed.
Sorry, but in voting for devolution we voted to do an Isle of Man and swim off into the sea and chunter to ourselves.
And it's money which could be directed at the shambling cattle wagons which make up the north-south rail service, which takes four hours to chunter from Llandudno down to Cardiff, gradually sapping its passengers' will to live.
The decision got turned down and you can chunter as much as you want but you've got to get on with it haven't you?
These are the people, don't forget, who chunter endlessly about how they saved this country at war, forgetting that their "heroism" owed as much to conscription as patriotism.
Then there's Sky Sports News, with its 24-hour rolling chunter and 24-hour repetitive adverts, which has become a constant companion to anyone working on the sports desk of a national newspaper.
Pat Whitham of Shepley has added to the delightful confusion by sending me a copy of the dialect dictionary Chelp And Chunter by Ian McMillan (Collins, pounds 5.
It is I suppose quite fun to wave the arms and chunter away about an Independent Welsh Republic with its own seats in the UN and EU as long as it is not going to actually happen.
YOU are your harshest critic and sometimes that means you do that chunter thing, you know, when you talk under your breath to yourself, moaning about things nobody else noticed.