Antonyms for muttering

Grammar : Verb
Spell : muht-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmʌt ər

Definition of muttering

Origin :
  • early 14c., moteren "to mumble," from a common PIE imitative *mut- "to grunt, mutter" (cf. Old Norse muðla "to murmur," Latin muttire "to mutter," Old High German mutilon "to murmur, mutter; to drizzle"), with frequentative suffix -er. Related: Muttered; muttering.
  • verb grumble, mumble
Example sentences :
  • Uncle, after not looking at it a little while, divined its object, and muttering 'Dinner?
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • And I left him, muttering maledictions against his evil angel.
  • Extract from : « The Tenant of Wildfell Hall » by Anne Bronte
  • The man was muttering rapid fragments of words, and syllables.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • That was why she passed you muttering to herself and looking so angry.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald
  • "You can't get away with it," Miro snarled, muttering a string of curses.
  • Extract from : « Pirates of the Gorm » by Nat Schachner
  • He did not reply and she heard him muttering something, probably his prayers.
  • Extract from : « Father Sergius » by Leo Tolstoy
  • He was tossing feverishly from side to side, murmuring and muttering.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • He was staring off across the sand, and he was muttering bitter words.
  • Extract from : « Two Thousand Miles Below » by Charles Willard Diffin
  • And every night he would look up to it invokingly, muttering I know not what.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • He was still looking at his hands, muttering something at the same time.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola

Synonyms for muttering

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