Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To murmur; growl; mutter; complain.

Part of speech: noun

The act of grumbling; a complaint; murmur.

Part of speech: participial adjective


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Usage examples "grumble":

  1. Even if the worst happened, and anyone did break in and carry off a few things, I am sure Captain Dave would not grumble at the loss when he knew that I had wanted you to come out and help me to manage the boat, which I was ordered to use for my health's sake. - "When London Burned", G. A. Henty.
  2. And generally by the time he arrived I knew enough to receive, if not to merit, a " pretty good," a mark over which I did not grumble. - "The Story of a Child", Pierre Loti.
  3. It was his habit either to laugh or to grumble at Karl Steinmetz's somewhat subtle precautions. - "The Sowers", Henry Seton Merriman.