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Meaning of GRUMBLE

Pronunciation:  'grumbul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  2. [n]  a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder"
  3. [v]  complain quietly
  4. [v]  show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"
  5. [v]  to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response."; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
  6. [v]  make a low noise, as of thunder

GRUMBLE is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: croak, gnarl, grouch, growl, grumbling, grumbling, murmur, murmur, murmuring, mutter, mutter, muttering, rumble, rumble, rumble, rumbling, scold
 See Also: complain, complaint, emit, go, kick, kvetch, let loose, let out, noise, plain, quetch, sound, sound off, utter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grum"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Grunbled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Grumbling}.] [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumman, D. grommelen,
    grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm,
    murmur, grumble, surly. [root]35. Cf. {Grum}, {Grim}.]
    1. To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured
       complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
             L'Avare, not using half his store, Still grumbles
             that he has no more.                  --Prior.
    2. To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling
       over his prey.
    3. To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to
       mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.
  2. \Grum"ble\, v. t.
    To express or utter with grumbling.
  3. \Grum"ble\, n.
    1. The noise of one that grumbles.
    2. A grumbling, discontented disposition.
             A bad case of grumble.                --Mrs. H. H.
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