Antonyms for mumble

Grammar : Verb
Spell : muhm-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmʌm bəl

Definition of mumble

Origin :
  • early 14c., momelen, "to eat in a slow, ineffective manner" (perhaps "to talk with one's mouth full"), probably frequentative of interjection mum. The -b- is excrescent. Meaning "to speak indistinctly" is from mid-14c. Related: Mumbled; mumbling.
  • verb say low and inarticulately
Example sentences :
  • His boastful accents died away into a mumble: "Dunno what I should do."
  • Extract from : « The Golden Age » by Kenneth Grahame
  • I understood his mumble to mean that "he didn't know any game."
  • Extract from : « Falk » by Joseph Conrad
  • He squeezed my arm till he extorted from me some sort of mumble.
  • Extract from : « Falk » by Joseph Conrad
  • Gone was the mumble, gone was every thought except the misery of the minute.
  • Extract from : « Phyllis » by Dorothy Whitehill
  • When he would cry out to her his frozen lips could mumble no words.
  • Extract from : « Nan of Music Mountain » by Frank H. Spearman
  • The trader, half dead from his wounds, raised his big head to mumble a denial.
  • Extract from : « Bloom of Cactus » by Robert Ames Bennet
  • It was said with conviction, and a mumble of voices indorsed him.
  • Extract from : « Joan of Arc of the North Woods » by Holman Day
  • Here she could mumble his name till the anguish of her tears choked her.
  • Extract from : « Erik Dorn » by Ben Hecht
  • Inside45 the parlor could be heard the mumble of men's voices.
  • Extract from : « Wayside Courtships » by Hamlin Garland
  • Inside the parlor could be heard the mumble of men's voices.
  • Extract from : « Other Main-Travelled Roads » by Hamlin Garland

Synonyms for mumble

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