grumbling vs mutter what difference

what is difference between grumbling and mutter

English

Verb

grumbling

  1. present participle of grumble

Noun

grumbling (plural grumblings)

  1. complaining
    the grumblings of a bad-tempered man
  2. rumbling

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmʌtə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmʌtɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌtə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: mut‧ter

Etymology 1

From Middle English muteren, moteren, of imitative origin. Compare Low German mustern, musseln (to whisper), German muttern (to mutter; whisper), Old Norse muðla (to murmur). Compare also Latin muttīre, mutīre.

Noun

mutter (plural mutters)

  1. A repressed or obscure utterance; an instance of muttering.
    The prisoners were docile, and accepted their lot with barely a mutter.
Translations

Verb

mutter (third-person singular simple present mutters, present participle muttering, simple past and past participle muttered)

  1. To utter words, especially complaints or angry expressions, indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; to say under one’s breath.
    You could hear the students mutter as they were served sodden spaghetti, yet again, in the cafeteria.
    The beggar muttered words of thanks, as passersby dropped coins in his cup.
  2. To speak softly and incoherently, or with imperfect articulations.
    The asylum inmate muttered some doggerel about chains and pains to himself, over and over.
  3. To make a sound with a low, rumbling noise.
    April could hear the delivery van’s engine muttering in the driveway.
Synonyms
  • (speak under one’s breath): growl, grumble, mumble
  • (speak incoherently): babble, mumble, murmur, ramble, stutter
  • (make a low sound): growl, putter, rumble
  • See also Thesaurus:mutter
Derived terms
  • mutterer
Translations

Etymology 2

From Hindi मटर (maṭar)

Alternative forms

  • matar

Noun

mutter

  1. (Indian cuisine) Peas.
Derived terms
  • mutter paneer

Danish

Etymology

From German Mutter (mother).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɔtər/, [ˈmɔd̥ɐ], /mutər/, [ˈmud̥ɐ]

Noun

mutter c (singular definite mutteren, not used in plural form)

  1. mommy, mummy, ma
  2. old woman
  3. missus

References

  • “mutter” in Den Danske Ordbog

Estonian

Etymology

From a Germanic language, compare Finnish mutteri.

Noun

mutter (genitive mutri, partitive mutrit)

  1. nut (that screws onto a bolt)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From German Mutter

Noun

mutter m (definite singular mutteren, indefinite plural muttere or mutre or mutrer, definite plural mutterne or mutrene)

  1. a nut (for bolts)
    skrue og mutter – nut and bolt

References

  • “mutter” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From German Mutter

Noun

mutter m (definite singular mutteren, indefinite plural mutterar or mutrar, definite plural mutterane or mutrane)

  1. a nut (for bolts)

References

  • “mutter” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Swedish

Etymology

From or at least cognate to German Mutter.

Noun

mutter c

  1. a nut (for bolts)

Declension

Noun

mutter n (uncountable)

  1. mutter; obscure utterance

Declension

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