mutter


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mut·ter

 (mŭt′ər)
v. mut·tered, mut·ter·ing, mut·ters
v.intr.
1. To speak indistinctly in low tones.
2. To complain or grumble morosely.
v.tr.
To utter or say in low indistinct tones.
n.
A low grumble or indistinct utterance.

[Middle English muttren, possibly from Latin muttīre.]

mut′ter·er n.

mutter

(ˈmʌtə)
vb
1. to utter (something) in a low and indistinct tone
2. (intr) to grumble or complain
3. (intr) to make a low continuous murmuring sound
n
a muttered sound or complaint
[C14 moteren; related to Norwegian (dialect) mutra, Old High German mutilōn; compare Old English mōtian to speak]
ˈmutterer n
ˈmuttering n, adj
ˈmutteringly adv

Mutter

(ˈmʊtə)
n
(Biography) Anne-Sophie. born 1963, German violinist

mut•ter

(ˈmʌt ər)

v.i.
1. to utter words indistinctly or in a low tone; murmur.
2. to complain murmuringly.
3. to make a low, rumbling sound.
v.t.
4. to utter indistinctly or in a low tone.
n.
5. the act or utterance of a person who mutters.
[1325–75; Middle English moteren, perhaps frequentative of obsolete moot to speak (Old English mōtian; akin to moot); see -er6]
mut′ter•er, n.
mut′ter•ing•ly, adv.

mutter


Past participle: muttered
Gerund: muttering

Imperative
mutter
mutter
Present
I mutter
you mutter
he/she/it mutters
we mutter
you mutter
they mutter
Preterite
I muttered
you muttered
he/she/it muttered
we muttered
you muttered
they muttered
Present Continuous
I am muttering
you are muttering
he/she/it is muttering
we are muttering
you are muttering
they are muttering
Present Perfect
I have muttered
you have muttered
he/she/it has muttered
we have muttered
you have muttered
they have muttered
Past Continuous
I was muttering
you were muttering
he/she/it was muttering
we were muttering
you were muttering
they were muttering
Past Perfect
I had muttered
you had muttered
he/she/it had muttered
we had muttered
you had muttered
they had muttered
Future
I will mutter
you will mutter
he/she/it will mutter
we will mutter
you will mutter
they will mutter
Future Perfect
I will have muttered
you will have muttered
he/she/it will have muttered
we will have muttered
you will have muttered
they will have muttered
Future Continuous
I will be muttering
you will be muttering
he/she/it will be muttering
we will be muttering
you will be muttering
they will be muttering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been muttering
you have been muttering
he/she/it has been muttering
we have been muttering
you have been muttering
they have been muttering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been muttering
you will have been muttering
he/she/it will have been muttering
we will have been muttering
you will have been muttering
they will have been muttering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been muttering
you had been muttering
he/she/it had been muttering
we had been muttering
you had been muttering
they had been muttering
Conditional
I would mutter
you would mutter
he/she/it would mutter
we would mutter
you would mutter
they would mutter
Past Conditional
I would have muttered
you would have muttered
he/she/it would have muttered
we would have muttered
you would have muttered
they would have muttered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutter - a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.mutter - a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment
Verb1.mutter - talk indistinctlymutter - 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.mutter - make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

mutter

verb grumble, complain, murmur, rumble, whine, mumble, grouse, bleat, grouch (informal), talk under your breath He sat there shaking his head, muttering to himself.

mutter

verb
1. To speak or utter indistinctly, as by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth:
2. To complain in low indistinct tones:
noun
A low indistinct utterance of complaint:
Translations
تَمْتَمَه، هَمْهَمَهيُتَمْتِم، يُهَمْهِميُغَمْغِمُ
mručenímručetmumlat
mumlemumlen
mutistamuminamumistamutina
mrmljati
motyogás
muldra, tautamuldur, taut
ブツブツ言う
중얼중얼 말하다
kurnētmurmināšanamurmināt
godrnjati
muttra
พูดพึมพำ
lẩm bẩm

mutter

[ˈmʌtəʳ]
A. Nmurmullo m
a mutter of voicesun murmullo de voces
B. VTmurmurar, decir entre dientes
"yes," he muttered-sí -dijo entre dientes
C. VI (gen) → murmurar; [guns, thunder] → retumbar a lo lejos; (= complain) → quejarse

mutter

[ˈmʌtər]
vt [+ words] → marmonner, grommeler
vimarmonner, grommeler
to mutter to o.s. → marmonner entre ses dents, grommeler entre ses dents
nmurmure m
mutters of approval → des murmures d'approbation

mutter

nMurmeln nt, → Gemurmel nt; (of discontent)Murren nt; a mutter of voicesein Stimmengemurmel nt; a mutter of discontentein unzufriedenes Murren
vtmurmeln, brummeln; they muttered their discontentsie murrten unzufrieden; are you muttering threats at me?höre ich Sie Drohungen (gegen mich) brummeln?
vimurmeln; (with discontent) → murren

mutter

[ˈmʌtəʳ]
1. nborbottio
3. viborbottare; (thunder) → brontolare

mutter

(ˈmatə) verb
to utter words in a quiet voice especially when grumbling etc.
noun
such a sound. He spoke in a mutter.

mutter

يُغَمْغِمُ mumlat mumle murmeln μουρμουρίζω refunfuñar mutista marmonner mrmljati brontolare ブツブツ言う 중얼중얼 말하다 mompelen mumle zaszemrać murmurar бормотать muttra พูดพึมพำ mırıldanmak lẩm bẩm 咕哝

mutter

v. murmurar, musitar; decir entre dientes; pop. cuchichear.
References in classic literature ?
All day she say so, only rousing now and then to mutter, "Water
He had never done more than mutter at me as I passed him, and I was surprised when he now addressed me.
It feels like going down into one's tomb, --he would mutter to himself, -- for an old captain like me to be descending this narrow scuttle, to go to my grave-dug berth.
Well, well; I heard Ahab mutter, "Here some one thrusts these cards into these old hands of mine; swears that I must play them, and no others.
And Jurgis started to mutter some reply; but at the same instant the man raised his light, which flashed in his face, so that it was possible to recognize him.
Then he began to mutter and make passes in the air with his hands.
The opera proceeded, it was a piece with a storm in it; the mimic thunder began to mutter, the mimic wind began to wail and sough, and the mimic rain to patter.
I shrank reluctantly from performing my errand; and was actually going away leaving it unsaid, after having put my question about the candles, when a sense of my folly compelled me to return, and mutter, 'A person from Gimmerton wishes to see you ma'am.
This is an uncommonly lively vessel in a sea-way," he used to mutter under his breath, when his legs took him down the passage in zigzag directions, or left him for the moment studying the "Pints of the Compass" on his own system, with his back against the wall.
The keeper of the wine-shop stopped to strike the wall with his hand, and mutter a tremendous curse.
Come in, Pip," Miss Havisham continued to mutter, without looking round or up; "come in, Pip, how do you do, Pip?
The first class set forth, that Rebecca was heard to mutter to herself in an unknown tongue that the songs she sung by fits were of a strangely sweet sound, which made the ears of the hearer tingle, and his heart throb that she spoke at times to herself, and seemed to look upward for a reply that her garments were of a strange and mystic form, unlike those of women of good repute that she had rings impressed with cabalistical devices, and that strange characters were broidered on her veil.