Definition of 'mumble'
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She made a sleepy mumbling sound and pulled his chilly body close. BomberThey mutter and mumble and soldier on. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Which is why he mumbled something unintelligible instead. The Sun (2014)The harried pastor mumbled something and rushed out the door. Christianity Today (2000)The difference between being well dressed or not is similar to the difference between mumbling and speaking clearly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She speaks in a low mumble. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He mumbled something about the traffic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is mumbling something to the nurse at reception and she looks past him, straight at us. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Tories therefore mumble about choice. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I would get a voice message mumbling about unusually high call volumes and texts about the urgent need for the washing of hair. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In the end I settled for a mumbled noise which sounded like all four. The Sun (2006)I was about to mumble something but the doors opened, he saluted and lumbered off. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I mumble something about how he doesn't like change. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One wrote: 'Where did this idea that mumbling and muttering makes a drama more realistic? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet ministers continue to mumble about 'looking at the issue' rather than committing themselves to action. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She kept mumbling about how'we need to tighten our collars '. The Sun (2016)When she tried to speak, she mumbled sounds that were mainly incomprehensible, but at least she recognized us. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)So you might mumble about an irrelevant cold for a while before taking the plunge by asking about, say, your impotence. The Sun (2009)A low mumble may have signified assent, but probably didn't. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'mumble'
British English: mumble VERB
If you mumble, you speak very quietly and not at all clearly with the result that the words are difficult to understand.
Her grandmother mumbled in her sleep.
He mumbled a few words.
Definition of mumble from the Collins English Dictionary
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