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Meaning of MUTTER

Pronunciation:  'mutur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  2. [n]  a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
  3. [v]  complain quietly
  4. [v]  talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

MUTTER is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: croak, gnarl, grumble, grumble, grumbling, maunder, mumble, murmur, murmur, murmur, murmuration, murmuring, murmuring, mussitate, mussitation, muttering, muttering
 See Also: complain, complaint, kick, kvetch, mouth, plain, quetch, sound, sound off, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mut"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Muttered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Muttering}.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. muttire,
    1. To utter words indistinctly or with a low voice and lips
       partly closed; esp., to utter indistinct complaints or
       angry expressions; to grumble; to growl.
             Wizards that peep, and that mutter.   --Is. viii.
             Meantime your filthy foreigner will stare, And
             mutter to himself.                    --Dryden.
    2. To sound with a low, rumbling noise.
             Thick lightnings flash, the muttering thunder rolls.
  2. \Mut"ter\, v. t.
    To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice;
    as, to mutter threats. --Shak.
  3. \Mut"ter\, n.
    Repressed or obscure utterance.
Computing Dictionary

To quietly enter a command not meant for the ears, eyes, or fingers of ordinary mortals. Often used in "mutter an incantation".

See also wizard.

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