Meaning of “grumble” in the English Dictionary

"grumble" in British English

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grumbleverb [ I ]

uk /ˈɡrʌm.bəl/ us /ˈɡrʌm.bəl/

to complain about someone or something in an annoyed way:

She spent the evening grumbling to me about her job.
[ + speech ] "You never hang your coat up," she grumbled.

If your stomach grumbles, it makes a low, continuous noise, usually because you are hungry.

noun [ C ] uk /ˈɡrʌm.blər/ us /ˈɡrʌm.blɚ/

a person who complains a lot


grumblenoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈɡrʌm.bəl/ us /ˈɡrʌm.bəl/

(Definition of “grumble” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grumble" in American English

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grumbleverb [ I ]

us /ˈɡrʌm·bəl/

to complain in an annoyed way:

There’s no point in grumbling about the hotel – we’re only here for one night.

(Definition of “grumble” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)