Mumble

Definition of Mumble

Mum´ble   Pronunciation: mŭm´b'l
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Mumbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mumbling .]
Peace, you mumbling fool.
- Shak.
2.To chew something gently with closed lips.
1.To utter with a low, inarticulate voice.
2.To chew or bite gently, as one without teeth.
Gums unarmed, to mumble meat in vain.
- Dryden.
3.To suppress, or utter imperfectly.

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