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  • 1 murmur — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. mumble, mutter, grumble; rustle, purl, ripple; whisper, breathe. See lamentation. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make a low, continuous sound] Syn. purl, ripple, moan, trickle, burble, babble, tinkle,… …

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  • 2 mumble — mumbler, n. mumblingly, adv. /mum beuhl/, v., mumbled, mumbling, n. v.i. 1. to speak in a low indistinct manner, almost to an unintelligible extent; mutter. 2. to chew ineffectively, as from loss of teeth: to mumble on a crust. v.t. 3. to say or… …

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  • 3 grumble — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. rumble, growl, complain, mutter. See discontent. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To complain] Syn. whine, protest, fuss; see complain 1 . 2. [To growl] Syn. snarl, gnarl, gnarr*, snap, bark, grunt, mutter,… …

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  • 4 grunt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. snort, rasp, oink; complain, lament. See lamentation, cry. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. snort, squawk, squeak; see cry 3 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To complain in low indistinct tones: grumble,… …

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  • 5 mutter — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. murmur, grumble, mumble, growl. See lamentation, stammering. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To speak as if to oneself] Syn. mumble, murmur, grunt, grumble, sputter, whisper, speak sotto voce (Italian), speak… …

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  • 6 mumble — mum•ble [[t]ˈmʌm bəl[/t]] v. bled, bling, n. 1) to utter in a soft, indistinct manner 2) to chew ineffectively, as from loss of teeth 3) a soft, indistinct utterance or sound • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME momelen=mom(me) mum I+ elen le mum′bler, n.… …

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  • 7 mumble — [c]/ˈmʌmbəl / (say mumbuhl) verb (mumbled, mumbling) –verb (i) 1. to speak indistinctly or unintelligibly, as with partly closed lips; mutter low, indistinct words. 2. to chew ineffectively, as from loss of teeth: to mumble on a crust. –verb (t)… …

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  • 8 Jabber — Jab ber, n. Rapid or incoherent talk, with indistinct utterance; gibberish. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Demosthenes — For other historical and fictional personages named Demosthenes, see Demosthenes (disambiguation). Demosthenes Bust of Demosthenes (Louvre, Paris, France) Born …

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  • 10 jabber — 1. verb /ˈʤæb.ə(r)/ a) To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense. b) To utter rapidly or indistinctly; to gabble. 2. noun /ˈʤæb.ə(r)/ Rapid or incoherent talk, with indistinct utterance; gibberish …

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  • 11 mumble — verb 1》 say something indistinctly and quietly. 2》 bite or chew with toothless gums. noun a quiet and indistinct utterance. Derivatives mumbler noun mumbling adjective mumblingly adverb Origin ME: frequentative of mum2 …

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  • 12 slur — verb (slurs, slurring, slurred) 1》 (with reference to speech) articulate or be articulated indistinctly. 2》 pass over (a fact or aspect) so as to conceal or minimize it. 3》 Music perform (a group of two or more notes) legato.     ↘mark (notes)… …

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  • 13 murmur — I. n. 1. Whisper; low, continuous sound, hum. 2. Complaint, plaint, whimper, grumble, mutter. 3. Mutter, indistinct utterance, undertone. II. v. n. 1. Make a low, continued sound. 2. Complain, repine, croak, grumble, mutter. 3 …

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  • 14 mutter — I. v. n. Grumble, murmur, mumble, muffle. II. v. a. Utter indistinctly, murmur. III. n. Murmur, indistinct utterance …

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  • 15 mumble — ► VERB 1) say something indistinctly and quietly. 2) bite or chew with toothless gums. ► NOUN ▪ a quiet and indistinct utterance. ORIGIN from MUM(Cf. ↑mum) …

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  • 16 slur — ► VERB (slurred, slurring) 1) speak indistinctly. 2) pass over (a fact or aspect) so as to conceal or minimize it. 3) Music perform (a group of two or more notes) legato. 4) chiefly US make insinuations or allegations about. ► NOUN …

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  • 17 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 …

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  • 18 Yahweh — For information about Yahweh, see God in Abrahamic religions, which provides useful links. Yahweh is an English transliteration of he. יַהְוֶה a 19th century proposed punctuation of he. יהוה (the Tetragrammaton), which is the distinctive personal …

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  • 19 hum — I. /hʌm / (say hum) verb (hummed, humming) –verb (i) 1. to make a low, continuous, droning sound. 2. to give forth an indistinct sound of mingled voices or noises. 3. to utter an indistinct sound in hesitation, doubt, embarrassment,… …

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  • 20 whisper — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. murmur, whispering, sigh, breath; hint, intimation, rumor, gossip, plot; aside, stage whisper. See information, news, speech, softness. v. murmur, breathe, divulge, reveal, hint, intimate. See… …

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