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mum·ble

 (mŭm′bəl)
v. mum·bled, mum·bling, mum·bles
v.tr.
1. To utter indistinctly by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth: mumbled an insincere apology.
2. To chew slowly or ineffectively without or as if without teeth.
v.intr.
1. To speak words indistinctly, as by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth.
2. To chew food slowly or ineffectively, as if with the gums.
n.
A low indistinct sound or utterance.

[Middle English momelen, from Middle Dutch mommelen.]

mum′bler n.
mum′bly adj.

mumble

(ˈmʌmbəl)
vb
1. to utter indistinctly, as with the mouth partly closed; mutter
2. (Cookery) rare to chew (food) ineffectually or with difficulty
n
an indistinct or low utterance or sound
[C14 momelen, from mum2]
ˈmumbler n
ˈmumbling adj
ˈmumblingly adv

mum•ble

(ˈmʌm bəl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i., v.t.
1. to utter in a soft, indistinct manner.
2. to chew ineffectively, as from loss of teeth.
n.
3. a soft, indistinct utterance or sound.
[1275–1325; Middle English momelen=mom(me) mum1 + -elen -le]
mum′bler, n.
mum′bling•ly, adv.

mumble


Past participle: mumbled
Gerund: mumbling

Imperative
mumble
mumble
Present
I mumble
you mumble
he/she/it mumbles
we mumble
you mumble
they mumble
Preterite
I mumbled
you mumbled
he/she/it mumbled
we mumbled
you mumbled
they mumbled
Present Continuous
I am mumbling
you are mumbling
he/she/it is mumbling
we are mumbling
you are mumbling
they are mumbling
Present Perfect
I have mumbled
you have mumbled
he/she/it has mumbled
we have mumbled
you have mumbled
they have mumbled
Past Continuous
I was mumbling
you were mumbling
he/she/it was mumbling
we were mumbling
you were mumbling
they were mumbling
Past Perfect
I had mumbled
you had mumbled
he/she/it had mumbled
we had mumbled
you had mumbled
they had mumbled
Future
I will mumble
you will mumble
he/she/it will mumble
we will mumble
you will mumble
they will mumble
Future Perfect
I will have mumbled
you will have mumbled
he/she/it will have mumbled
we will have mumbled
you will have mumbled
they will have mumbled
Future Continuous
I will be mumbling
you will be mumbling
he/she/it will be mumbling
we will be mumbling
you will be mumbling
they will be mumbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mumbling
you have been mumbling
he/she/it has been mumbling
we have been mumbling
you have been mumbling
they have been mumbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mumbling
you will have been mumbling
he/she/it will have been mumbling
we will have been mumbling
you will have been mumbling
they will have been mumbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mumbling
you had been mumbling
he/she/it had been mumbling
we had been mumbling
you had been mumbling
they had been mumbling
Conditional
I would mumble
you would mumble
he/she/it would mumble
we would mumble
you would mumble
they would mumble
Past Conditional
I would have mumbled
you would have mumbled
he/she/it would have mumbled
we would have mumbled
you would have mumbled
they would have mumbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mumble - a soft indistinct utterance
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Verb1.mumble - talk indistinctlymumble - talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
2.mumble - grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
chew, manducate, masticate, jaw - chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"

mumble

verb
1. mutter, whisper, murmur, drone, speak indistinctly He mumbled a few words.
noun
1. murmur, whisper, whispering, buzzing, muttering, rumble, humming, drone, purr, undertone, susurrus (literary) She could hear the low mumble of his voice.

mumble

verb
To speak or utter indistinctly, as by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth:
noun
A low, indistinct, and often continuous sound:
Translations
يُتَمْتِم، يُغَمْغِم
mumlánímumlat
mumle
mumina
muldra, tuldra
murmėtisuburbėtisumurmėti
murmināt, bubināt
zamrmlať
mrmrati
mumla

mumble

[ˈmʌmbl]
A. VImascullar
B. VTmascullar
C. N he said in a mumblemasculló, dijo entre dientes

mumble

[ˈmʌmbəl]
vt [+ words] → marmotter, marmonner
n [voice] → marmottement m, marmonnement m

mumble

nGemurmel nt, → Murmeln nt
vtmurmeln; he mumbled the wordser nuschelte
vivor sich hin murmeln; (= speak indistinctly)nuscheln; don’t mumble (into your beard)murm(e)le doch nicht so in deinen Bart

mumble

[ˈmʌmbl] vt & viborbottare

mumble

(ˈmambl) verb
to speak (words) in such a way that they are difficult to hear. The old man mumbled (a few words) quietly to himself.
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Having said that though, I bet those mumblers don't have young children to entertain over the final stretch of a long fortnight.
Peter Crouch scrapes into the choir - he's definitely singing something - but then we're into the ranks of mime artists, mumblers and mouthbreathers that include Gerrard, Lampard, Johnson, Carragher, King, Defoe and Heskey.