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Noun: muttering  mú-tu-ring
  1. A low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    - mutter, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation
     
  2. A complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    - grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter
Verb: mutter  mú-tu(r)
  1. Talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    - mumble, maunder, mussitate
     
  2. Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
    "she mutters when she feels overworked";
    - murmur, grumble, croak, gnarl, chunter [Brit]

Derived forms: mutterings

Type of: complain, complaint, kick, kvetch [N. Amer], moan, mouth, plain [archaic], quetch, sound, sound off, speak, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Encyclopedia: Mutter