Dictionary > English Dictionary > Definition, synonym and antonym of mutter

Explanation of mutter by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

    2. talk indistinctly

    1. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

    2. a low continuous indistinct sound

    Definition of mutter by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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.

    2. Mutter, v. t. To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice; as, “to mutter threats”. Shak.

    3. Mutter, n. Repressed or obscure utterance.