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ˈmʌm bəlmum·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mumble(verb)

    a soft indistinct utterance

  2. mumble, mutter, maunder, mussitate(verb)

    talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

  3. mumble, gum(verb)

    grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty

    "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"

Wiktionary

  1. mumble(Noun)

    A quiet or unintelligible vocalization.

    All I could hear was a mumble from the next room.

  2. mumble(Noun)

    A low tone of voice.

    He spoke in a mumble.

  3. mumble(Verb)

    To speak unintelligibly or inaudibly; to fail to articulate.

    Please try not to mumble so I can hear you better.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mumble

    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

  2. Mumble

    to chew something gently with closed lips

  3. Mumble(verb)

    to utter with a low, inarticulate voice

  4. Mumble(verb)

    to chew or bite gently, as one without teeth

  5. Mumble(verb)

    to suppress, or utter imperfectly

  6. Origin: [OE. momelen; cf. D. mompelen, mommelen, G. mummelen, Sw. mumla, Dan. mumle. Cf. Mum, a., Mumm, Mump, v.]

Freebase

  1. Mumble

    Mumble is a fictional character from the 2006 animated film Happy Feet and the 2008 film Meet the Spartans (as Happy Feet).

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mumble

    mum′bl, v.i. to speak indistinctly: to chew softly: to eat with the lips close.—v.t. to utter indistinctly or imperfectly: to mouth gently.—ns. Mum′blement, mumbling speech; Mum′ble-news (Shak.), a tale-bearer; Mum′bler, one who mumbles or speaks with a low, indistinct voice.—adj. Mum′bling, uttered with a low, indistinct voice: chewing softly.—adv. Mum′blingly. [Cf. Mum.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. mumble

    1. Said when the correct response is too complicated to enunciate, or the speaker has not thought it out. Often prefaces a longer answer, or indicates a general reluctance to get into a long discussion. “Don't you think that we could improve LISP performance by using a hybrid reference-count transaction garbage collector, if the cache is big enough and there are some extra cache bits for the microcode to use?” “Well, mumble ... I'll have to think about it.” 2. [MIT] Expression of not-quite-articulated agreement, often used as an informal vote of consensus in a meeting: “So, shall we dike out the COBOL emulation?” “Mumble!” 3. Sometimes used as an expression of disagreement (distinguished from sense 2 by tone of voice and other cues). “I think we should buy a VAX.” “Mumble!” Common variant: mumble frotz (see frotz; interestingly, one does not say ‘mumble frobnitz’ even though ‘frotz’ is short for ‘frobnitz’). 4. Yet another metasyntactic variable, like foo. 5. When used as a question (“Mumble?”) means “I didn't understand you”. 6. Sometimes used in ‘public’ contexts on-line as a placefiller for things one is barred from giving details about. For example, a poster with pre-released hardware in his machine might say “Yup, my machine now has an extra 16M of memory, thanks to the card I'm testing for Mumbleco.” 7. A conversational wild card used to designate something one doesn't want to bother spelling out, but which can be glarked from context. Compare blurgle. 8. [XEROX PARC] A colloquialism used to suggest that further discussion would be fruitless.

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How to say mumble in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mumble in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mumble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of mumble in a Sentence

  1. Anonymous:

    I speak BASIC to clients, 1-2-3 to management, and mumble to myself.

  2. Shel Silverstein:

    Draw a crazy picture,Write a nutty poem,Sing a mumble-gumble song,Whistle through your comb.Do a loony-goony dance'Cross the kitchen floor,Put something silly in the worldThat ain't been there before.

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