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Meaning of “mutter” in the English Dictionary

"mutter" in British English

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mutterverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈmʌt.ər/  us   /ˈmʌt̬.ɚ/
B2 to ​speakquietly and in a ​lowvoice 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 hisbreath to the ​person next to him.

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mutternoun

uk   /ˈmʌt.ər/  us   /ˈmʌt̬.ɚ/
(Definition of mutter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mutter" in American English

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mutterverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈmʌt̬·ər/
to ​speakquietly and in a ​voice that is not ​easy to ​hear, often when you are ​anxious or ​complaining about something: [I] He muttered to himself as he ​walked. [T] I ​heard him mutter something. "There has to be another way," he muttered.
(Definition of mutter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mutter”
in Korean 중얼거리다…
in Arabic يُتَمْتِم…
in Malaysian menggumam…
in French marmonner…
in Russian бормотать, брюзжать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘟囔,咕噥…
in Italian borbottare…
in Turkish mırıldanmak, homurdanmak, alçak sesle yakınmak/dertlenmek…
in Polish mamrotać…
in Spanish hablar entre dientes, murmurar…
in Vietnamese tiếng thì thầm…
in Portuguese murmurar, resmungar…
in Thai บ่น…
in German murmeln…
in Catalan murmurar, rondinar…
in Japanese ぶつぶつ言う…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘟囔,咕哝…
in Indonesian komat-kamit, bergumam…
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