mumbly


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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.

mumbly

(ˈmʌmblɪ)
adj, -blier or -bliest
prone to mumbling
References in classic literature ?
And when I'm too deaf, and too lame, and too blind, and too mumbly for want of teeth, to be of any use at all, even to be found fault with, than I shall go to my Davy, and ask him to take me in.
Even more baffling was their already cohesive sound, a Frankenstein collage of millennium-era electro-pop and mumbly twee.
Birdsong, Quirke and Happy Valley were also accused of mumbly sound.
We don't eat meals because the dramas we watch are so mumbly I can't hear what they're saying if I'm eating.
We overthink a problem, or jump to conclusions, or decide after a few minutes of mumbly debate that we've come up with a solid B-minus answer, and we're ready to move on to the next emergency.
Critics bemoaned the mumbly accents of David Tennant and co and Tweeters looking for instant gratification labelled it "Boredchurch" during the first few returning episodes.
Critics bemoaned the mumbly regional accents of David Tennant and co, and Tweeters looking for instant gratification labelled it 'Boredchurch' during the first few returning episodes.