mumble definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To utter indistinctly by decreasing the voice or partly closing the lips: mumbled an insincere apology.
    • To chew slowly or ineffectively without or just as if without teeth.
    • To talk to the mouth partly closed, in order to make the sounds inarticulate and imperfect; to complete terms in a grumbling indistinct way, suggesting discontent or displeasure; to mutter.
    • To chew anything carefully with closed mouth.
    • To utter with a reduced, inarticulate vocals.
    • To chew or bite carefully, as you without teeth.
    • To control, or complete imperfectly.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To speak words indistinctly, as by lowering the voice or partly shutting the mouth.
    • To chew meals slowly or ineffectively, like with the gums.
  • noun:
    • a reduced indistinct noise or utterance.
    • A quiet or unintelligible vocalization.
    • the lowest words.
    • A low, indistinct utterance.
    • a soft indistinct utterance
  • verb:
    • To speak unintelligibly or inaudibly; to fail to articulate.
    • talk indistinctly; often in a decreased vocals
    • grind aided by the gums; chew without teeth and with great trouble
  • others:
    • To consult with the vocal body organs partly sealed, so as to make the noises inarticulate and imperfect; talk in reasonable shades, hesitatingly, or deprecatingly.
    • To chew or bite lightly or using gums; work food using gum tissue because of lack or defectiveness of teeth.
    • To utter in a reduced inarticulate vocals.
    • To chew carefully; work (food) by massaging it because of the gum tissue due to insufficient teeth.
    • To cover up or hide, just as if by uttering in a mumbling, unintelligible fashion; say over inarticulately: with up.

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