Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To drone; be sluggish.
  • To sound like a drum.
  • To mumble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To be sluggish or lazy; to be confused.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To mumble in speaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete, intransitive To be sluggish or lazy.
  • verb obsolete, intransitive To be confused.
  • verb obsolete, intransitive To mumble in speaking.
  • verb obsolete to do something in a way that shows that one does not know what one is doing.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

See drumly.

Examples

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  • Drum´ble

    v. i. 1. To be sluggish or lazy; to be confused.

    2. To mumble in speaking.

    August 1, 2007

  • JM is not one to drumble so don't grumble.

    May 3, 2010

  • What hides in the syllable 'umble'

    That makes all its settings so humble?

    A tumble's a fall

    (But only if small)

    And a stumbling mumbler will drumble.

    June 3, 2016