Definition of 'mutter'

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Example sentences containing 'mutter'

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My birth mother hugged me and muttered something in my ear. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Critics regularly mutter about how hard it is to write literary biography in the 21st century. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some will be muttering something about a fool and his money being soon parted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But none of the people muttering came any nearer. Diana Wynne Jones CHARMED LIFE (1977)He dusted the edge of his desk with an index finger and muttered darkly into the phone. Hyland, Paul Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)One muttered something about the front hedge. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He mutters something and another person comes up to say how much they love the prices. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He mutters something about males being in the minority in fashion colleges. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We were dragged through to a cold room where Arabic voices could be heard muttering. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My entry is still sat there, quietly muttering something about my job. The Sun (2007)The Americans muttered darkly about damage to the relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some rivals and more clients will mutter darkly, in public and under their breaths. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One imagines him muttering darkly all the way, vowing to do better. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I pretended not to hear what he muttered under his breath. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I stood up and 2,000 people muttered and hissed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I wasn't close enough to hear his muttered cursing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then he concluded by shaking his head and muttering, "Tough place. Christianity Today (2000)In her cups, she's already muttering about coming home. Times, Sunday Times (2007) People muttered and stared but, of course, no one said anything. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He has been in the police force for nearly 40 years and the powers that be are muttering about the need to get rid of dead wood. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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Translations for 'mutter'

British English: mutter /ˈmʌtə/ VERB
If you mutter, you speak very quietly so that you cannot easily be heard, often because you are complaining about something.
'He's crazy,' she muttered.
She heard the old woman muttering about consideration.
  • American English: mutter
  • Arabic: يُغَمْغِمُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: murmurar
  • Chinese: 咕哝
  • Croatian: mrmljati
  • Czech: mumlat
  • Danish: mumle
  • Dutch: mompelen
  • European Spanish: refunfuñar
  • Finnish: mutista
  • French: marmonner
  • German: murmeln
  • Greek: μουρμουρίζω
  • Italian: brontolare
  • Japanese: ブツブツ言う
  • Korean: 중얼중얼 말하다
  • Norwegian: mumle
  • Polish: zaszemrać
  • European Portuguese: murmurar
  • Romanian: a mormăi
  • Russian: бормотать
  • Spanish: refunfuñar
  • Swedish: muttra
  • Thai: พูดพึมพำ
  • Turkish: mırıldanmak
  • Ukrainian: бурмотіти
  • Vietnamese: lẩm bẩm


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