Explanation of mutter by Wordnet Dictionary
- Mutter v. i. [imp. & p. p. Muttered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Muttering.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. muttire, mutire.]
1. To utter words indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; esp., to utter indistinct complaints or angry expressions; to grumble; to growl.
Wizards that peep, and that mutter. Is. viii. 19.
Meantime your filthy foreigner will stare,
And mutter to himself. Dryden.
2. To sound with a low, rumbling noise.
Thick lightnings flash, the muttering thunder rolls. Pope.
- Mutter, v. t. To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice; as, “to mutter threats”. Shak.
- Mutter, n. Repressed or obscure utterance.
Definition of mutter by GCIDE Dictionary