HyperDic: grumble

English > 6 senses of the word grumble:
VERBcommunicationgrumble, grouch, scoldshow one's unhappiness or critical attitude
communicationgrumble, murmur, mutter, croak, gnarlmake complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
communicationgrumble, growl, rumbleto utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
perceptiongrumble, rumblemake a low noise
NOUNeventgrumble, rumble, rumbling, grumblinga loud low dull continuous noise
communicationgrumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, mutteringa complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
grumble > pronunciation
Soundsgrah'mbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > grumble: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA loud low dull continuous noise.
Synonymsrumble, rumbling, grumbling
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
Spanishredoble, retumbo, ruido, ruido sordo
Catalanremor sorda, retrò, retruny
Verbsgrumbleto utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
grumblemake a low noise
English > grumble: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone.
Synonymsgrumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering
BroadercomplaintAn expression of grievance or resentment
Spanishbarboteo, refunfuño
Catalanremor
Verbsgrumblemake complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
grumbleshow one's unhappiness or critical attitude
English > grumble: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningshow one's unhappiness or critical attitude.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "We grumbled about the increased work load"
Synonymsgrouch, scold
Broadercomplain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetchExpress complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Spanishgruñir, refunfuñar
Catalangrunyir, rondinar
Nounsgrumblea complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
grumblera person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
English > grumble: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningmake complaining remarks or noises under one's breath.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"she grumbles when she feels overworked"
Synonymsmurmur, mutter, croak, gnarl
Broadercomplain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetchExpress complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Spanishgruñir, murmurar
Catalangrunyir, murmurar, queixar-se, rondinar
Nounsgrumble, grumblinga complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
grumblera person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
English > grumble: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningTo utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Examples
  • "he grumbled a rude response"
  • "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
Synonymsgrowl, rumble
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Spanishgruñir, refunfuñar, rezongar
Catalangrunyir, rondinar
Nounsgrumble, grumblinga loud low dull continuous noise
English > grumble: 6 senses > verb 4, perception
Meaningmake a low noise.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelCars grumble in the streets; The streets grumble with cars
Synonymrumble
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishretumbar
Nounsgrumble, grumblinga loud low dull continuous noise

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