American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To complain in a surly manner; mutter discontentedly: "The governed will always find something to grumble about” ( Crane Brinton).
- v. To rumble or growl.
- v. To express in a grumbling discontented manner: grumbled a rude response.
- n. A muttered complaint.
- n. A rumble; a growl.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a low rumbling sound; mutter; growl.
- To complain in a low, surly voice; murmur with discontent.
- Synonyms To complain, repine, croak.
- To express or utter in a grumbling or complaining manner.
- n. The act of grumbling; a grumbling speech or remark.
- n. A surly person.
- n. plural A grumbling, discontented mood; a fit of the spleen.
- n. onomatopoeia A low thundering, rumbling or growling sound
- n. The sound made by a hungry stomach
- n. A complaint
- v. intransitive To make a low, growling or rumbling noise, like a hungry stomach or certain animals.
- v. intransitive To complain.
- v. transitive To utter in a grumbling fashion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
- v. To growl; to snarl in deep tones.
- v. To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter.
- v. To express or utter with grumbling.
- n. The noise of one that grumbles.
- n. A grumbling, discontented disposition.
- v. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
- n. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
- n. a loud low dull continuous noise
- v. make a low noise
- v. to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
- v. show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
- Probably from Middle French grommeler, from Middle Dutch grommen (modern Dutch grommelen). Cognate with grim. (Wiktionary)
- Probably Dutch grommelen, to mutter, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of grommen. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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