Mumbling Mum"bling, a. Low; indistinct; inarticulate. -- {Mum"bling*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • mumble — [mum′bəl] vt., vi. mumbled, mumbling [ME momelen, like Ger mummeln, Du mommelen, of echoic orig.] 1. to speak or say indistinctly and in a low voice, as with the mouth partly closed; mutter 2. Rare to chew gently and ineffectively, as with… …   English World dictionary

  • mumble — v. & n. v. 1 intr. & tr. speak or utter indistinctly. 2 tr. bite or chew with or as with toothless gums. n. an indistinct utterance. Derivatives: mumbler n. mumblingly adv. Etymology: ME momele, as MUM(2): cf. LG mummelen …   Useful english dictionary

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