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verb mutter pronunciation in American English /ˈmʌtər/
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present participlemuttering
past tensemuttered
past participlemuttered
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to talk in a quiet voice that is difficult to hear, especially because you are annoyed or embarrassed, or are talking to yourself

    He muttered an apology and then left.

    “That’s a matter of opinion,” she muttered under her breath.

    mutter (something) about someone/something:

    Her husband muttered something about going out to find her.

    mutter to yourself:

    He turned and went upstairs, muttering to himself.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to complain indirectly or unofficially
    mutter about:

    People began muttering about the unfair way he was being treated.

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