Everywhere we go, inspiration hits us and we just kind of mumble things into our iPhones.
I wondered whether I should mumble that I had been raised by a German Lutheran.
During takeoff and landing, I mumble a short prayer that I learned long ago in Sunday school.
He defines Dynamic Inaction with one pithy aphorism: “When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.”
"The mumble could be passive aggressive—the person wants to have someone work very hard at hearing them," Batson says.
When I stepped back from the teller's window, Boris lunged against me and started to mumble something.
A mumble filled the room, followed by moments of animated discussion.
My blank face showed him his mistake, and he dropped my hand and began to mumble out apologies.
I would not mumble, but learn the art of clear, distinct speech.
The preacher again began to mumble a prayer, and the whole pack with him; and then they prayed again, this time not so loudly.
early 14c., momelen, "to eat in a slow, ineffective manner" (perhaps "to talk with one's mouth full"), probably frequentative of interjection mum. The -b- is excrescent. Meaning "to speak indistinctly" is from mid-14c. Related: Mumbled; mumbling.
1902, from mumble (v.).