to utter words indistinctly or in a low tone, often as if talking to oneself; murmur.
to complain murmuringly; grumble.
to make a low, rumbling sound.
to utter indistinctly or in a low tone: to mutter complaints.
the act or utterance of a person who mutters.
- mut·ter·er, noun
- mut·ter·ing·ly, adverb
- un·mut·tered, adjective
- un·mut·ter·ing, adjective
- un·mut·ter·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use mutter in a sentence
As Democrats mutter privately that their Senate majority is sinking beneath the waves, their leadership has sent out an SOS.
But when you do so, make sure to mutter the appropriate things about poverty, “the empire,” and the scourge of “neoliberalism.”The Stupidest Hugo Chávez Hagiographies From the Yanquis Who Loved Him | Michael Moynihan | March 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The theory here seems to be that to mutter about the jews off the record would be perfectly fine.
In Germany, die mutter has been known to graduate from a promising career to welfare to stay with her children.
He fired with an accuracy of aim that won him an admiring mutter, although to miss would have been almost as noteworthy.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
"It's not Joan I've killed at any rate," I heard him mutter as she turned and opened her eyes and smiled faintly up in his face.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
For all that, an occasional mutter came unheeded to his ears, the closed curtains preserving articulate sounds like room walls.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
But Richard would cross himself and mutter prayers, calling on every saint to fight against the assailing devils.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
And he in turn told a story that made men cross themselves and mutter their Glorias.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for mutter (1 of 2)
to utter (something) in a low and indistinct tone
(intr) to grumble or complain
(intr) to make a low continuous murmuring sound
a muttered sound or complaint
- mutterer, noun
- muttering, noun, adjective
- mutteringly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for Mutter (2 of 2)
Anne-Sophie. born 1963, German violinist
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