Mumbling
Mumble Mum"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mumbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mumbling}.] [OE. momelen; cf. D. mompelen, mommelen, G. mummelen, Sw. mumla, Dan. mumle. Cf. {Mum}, a., {Mumm}, {Mump}, v.] 1. To speak with the lips partly closed, so as to render the sounds inarticulate and imperfect; to utter words in a grumbling indistinct manner, indicating discontent or displeasure; to mutter. [1913 Webster]

Peace, you mumbling fool. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A wrinkled hag, with age grown double, Picking dry sticks, and mumbling to herself. --Otway. [1913 Webster]

2. To chew something gently with closed lips. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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