AskDefine | Define muttering

Dictionary Definition

muttering adj : speaking low and indistinctly; "a mumbling parson stood beside the dying man"; "muttering crowds of onlookers" [syn: mumbling]

Noun

1 a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech [syn: mutter, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation]
2 a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn: grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter]

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muttering
  1. present participle of mutter

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