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mutter

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈmʌt.ər/  us   /ˈmʌt̬.ɚ/
B2 to speak quietly and in a low voice that is not easy to hear, often when you are worried or complaining about something: Stop muttering and speak up! He was muttering (away) to himself. Laurence muttered something about his wife and left. He muttered something under his breath to the person next to him.
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mutter

noun uk   /ˈmʌt.ər/  us   /ˈmʌt̬.ɚ/

mutter noun (QUIET WORDS)

[S] (the sound of) words being said very quietly: I heard the soft mutter of voices in the next room.

mutter noun (COMPLAINT)

[C] a complaint that is made to only a few people: There were mutters that other departments received more money than ours.
Translations of “mutter”
in Arabic يُتَمْتِم…
in Korean 중얼거리다…
in Malaysian menggumam…
in French marmonner…
in Turkish mırıldanmak, homurdanmak, alçak sesle yakınmak/dertlenmek…
in Italian borbottare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘟囔,咕噥…
in Russian бормотать, брюзжать…
in Polish mamrotać…
in Vietnamese tiếng thì thầm…
in Spanish hablar entre dientes, murmurar…
in Portuguese murmurar, resmungar…
in Thai บ่น…
in German murmeln…
in Catalan murmurar, rondinar…
in Japanese ぶつぶつ言う…
in Indonesian komat-kamit, bergumam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘟囔,咕哝…
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