What does the word mutter mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To utter in low, sullen tones; murmur.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • An indistinct utterance; murmur.

  • Part of speech: participial adjective, noun

  • Muttering.

Usage examples for mutter

  1. " Well, the other day I let a strange woman out there, but presently when I saw her looking down over the edge and heard her mutter to herself, 'Shall I know him when I see him? – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  2. He always took the first prize Both for quality and size, But many of his neighbors Now profit by his labors, And the ladies dress in silk From the proceeds of the milk, But those who buy their butter, How dear it is, they mutter. – Poems of James McIntyre by James McIntyre
  3. Craig heard an officer mutter. – The Lost Warship by Robert Moore Williams