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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mut·ter v. i. [imp. & p. p. Muttered p. pr. & vb. n. Muttering.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : speaking low and indistinctly; "a mumbling parson stood
            beside the dying man"; "muttering crowds of onlookers"
            [syn: mumbling]
      n 1: a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by
           movement of the lips without the production of
           articulate speech [syn: mutter, murmur, murmuring,
            murmuration, mussitation]
      2: a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn: grumble,
          grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter]