mutter - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb 

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/ˈmʌtə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theymutter
he/she/itmutters
present participlemuttering
past tensemuttered
past participlemuttered
  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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mutter

 

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noun [countable]
singularmutter
pluralmutters

muttering

noun [countable/uncountable]
singularmuttering
pluralmutterings