Synonyms for mutter

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Antonyms for mutter

  • speak clearly
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"No living aunt ever looked as you do now," Kitty will mutter, shaking her head.

I heard him mutter as he neared the boat-house where Fin and I were stowing cargo.

I was near enough to hear him mutter: "How the devil comes this here?"

A shadow flitted in front of it, and he stopped to chuckle evilly and mutter.

Gervaise entered, greatly embarrassed, not even daring to mutter an excuse.

The thudding of hooves became a mutter and then a rumble and then a growl.

This exclamation, although but a mutter, was fervent indeed.

"Interestin'—very," she heard him mutter at last, as he glanced toward the bed.

His mutter: “I hope you will be satisfied, confound you,” was addressed to the absent Tom.

Not a word or even a mutter assisted this short and arid handshake.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., moteren "to mumble," from a common PIE imitative *mut- "to grunt, mutter" (cf. Old Norse muðla "to murmur," Latin muttire "to mutter," Old High German mutilon "to murmur, mutter; to drizzle"), with frequentative suffix -er. Related: Muttered; muttering.

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