HyperDic: mumble

English > 3 senses of the word mumble:
VERBcommunicationmumble, mutter, maunder, mussitatetalk indistinctly
consumptionmumble, gumgrind with the gums
NOUNcommunicationmumblea soft indistinct utterance
mumble > pronunciation
Soundsmah'mbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > mumble: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA soft indistinct utterance.
Broaderutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Verbsmumbletalk indistinctly
English > mumble: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtalk indistinctly; usually in a low voice / voice.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelSam and Sue mumble; They mumble that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsmutter, maunder, mussitate
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Spanishbarbotar, decir entre dientes, mascujar, mascullar, murmurar, musitar
Catalanmurmurar, remugar
Nounsmumblea soft indistinct utterance
mumblera person who speaks softly and indistinctly
mumblingindistinct enunciation
English > mumble: 3 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaninggrind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
Synonymgum
Broaderchew, masticate, manducate, jawchew (food)
Nounsmumblingineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)

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