What does grumble mean?

Definitions for grumble
ˈgrʌm bəlgrum·ble

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word grumble.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rumble, rumbling, grumble, grumbling(noun)

    a loud low dull continuous noise

    "they heard the rumbling of thunder"

  2. grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering(verb)

    a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

  3. grouch, grumble, scold(verb)

    show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

    "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"

  4. murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl(verb)

    make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath

    "she grumbles when she feels overworked"

  5. grumble, growl, rumble(verb)

    to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

    "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"

  6. rumble, grumble(verb)

    make a low noise

    "rumbling thunder"

Wiktionary

  1. grumble(Noun)

    A low thundering, rumbling or growling sound

    Etymology: Probably from grommeler, from grommen (modern Dutch grommelen). Cognate with grim.

  2. grumble(Noun)

    The sound made by a hungry stomach

    Etymology: Probably from grommeler, from grommen (modern Dutch grommelen). Cognate with grim.

  3. grumble(Noun)

    A complaint

    That whiner is never without a grumble to share.

    Etymology: Probably from grommeler, from grommen (modern Dutch grommelen). Cognate with grim.

  4. grumble(Verb)

    To make a low, growling or rumbling noise, like a hungry stomach or certain animals.

    Etymology: Probably from grommeler, from grommen (modern Dutch grommelen). Cognate with grim.

  5. grumble(Verb)

    To complain.

    He grumbles about the food constantly, but has yet to learn to cook.

    Etymology: Probably from grommeler, from grommen (modern Dutch grommelen). Cognate with grim.

  6. grumble(Verb)

    To utter in a grumbling fashion.

    Etymology: Probably from grommeler, from grommen (modern Dutch grommelen). Cognate with grim.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grumble(verb)

    to murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner

    Etymology: [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumen, D. grommelen, grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm, murmur, grumble, surly. 35. Cf. Grum, Grim.]

  2. Grumble(verb)

    to growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey

    Etymology: [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumen, D. grommelen, grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm, murmur, grumble, surly. 35. Cf. Grum, Grim.]

  3. Grumble(verb)

    to rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles

    Etymology: [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumen, D. grommelen, grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm, murmur, grumble, surly. 35. Cf. Grum, Grim.]

  4. Grumble(verb)

    to express or utter with grumbling

    Etymology: [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumen, D. grommelen, grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm, murmur, grumble, surly. 35. Cf. Grum, Grim.]

  5. Grumble(noun)

    the noise of one that grumbles

    Etymology: [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumen, D. grommelen, grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm, murmur, grumble, surly. 35. Cf. Grum, Grim.]

  6. Grumble(noun)

    a grumbling, discontented disposition

    Etymology: [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumen, D. grommelen, grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm, murmur, grumble, surly. 35. Cf. Grum, Grim.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grumble

    grum′bl, v.i. to murmur with discontent: to growl: to rumble.—n. the act of grumbling.—ns. Grum′bler; Grumbletō′nian, one of the country party as opposed to the court party, after 1689.—adv. Grum′blingly. [Old Dut. grommelen, freq. of grommen to mutter.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grumble in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grumble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of grumble in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    Each side will want 100 percent, and we'll find a way for each side to get 60 percent or so of what they need, and people will complain and grumble, but it will be fine.

  2. Naomi Penfold:

    It's been over 10 years since I have been on a march, normally, we Brits stay quiet and grumble. But with Brexit there is too much at stake.

  3. Barack Obama:

    This issue of softwood lumber will get resolved in some fashion ... undoubtedly to the dissatisfaction of all parties concerned, each side will want 100 percent, and we'll find a way for each side to get 60 percent or so of what they need, and people will complain and grumble, but it will be fine.

  4. Sitabai Kamble:

    Sometimes they kick the pitchers away, they grumble.

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Translations for grumble

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  • kručeníCzech
  • Knurren, Gegrummel, murren, GrummelnGerman
  • protestar, quejarseSpanish
  • kurnata, karjua, ärjyntä, kurnia, kurnaus, valittaa, mylvintä, karjunta, mylviä, kurninta, purnata, ärjyäFinnish
  • grondement, ronchonner, gargouillement, bougonner, gargouiller, gronderFrench
  • ngomelIndonesian
  • protestareItalian
  • بۆڵه‌, قۆڕه‌قۆڕKurdish
  • ganniōLatin
  • wauwauMāori
  • morren, grommen, geknor, grommelen, gegrommel, knorrenDutch
  • урчать, бурчать, брюзжать, рычание, рычать, урчание, ворчатьRussian
  • shfryj, gjëmojAlbanian
  • càu nhàuVietnamese
  • marmouzî, maroner, groûlerWalloon

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