from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To utter indistinctly by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth.
- intransitive verb To chew slowly or ineffectively without or as if without teeth.
- intransitive verb To speak words indistinctly, as by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth.
- intransitive verb To chew food slowly or ineffectively, as if with the gums.
- noun A low indistinct sound or utterance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To speak with the vocal organs partly closed, so as to render the sounds inarticulate and imperfect; speak in low tones, hesitatingly, or deprecatingly.
- To chew or bite softly or with the gums; work food with the gums on account of lack or defectiveness of teeth.
- To utter in a low inarticulate voice.
- To chew gently; work (food) by rubbing it with the gums on account of lack of teeth.
- To cover up or hide, as if by uttering in a mumbling, unintelligible fashion; say over inarticulately: with up.
- noun A low, indistinct utterance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb 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.
- transitive verb To chew something gently with closed lips.
- transitive verb To utter with a low, inarticulate voice.
- transitive verb To chew or bite gently, as one without teeth.
- transitive verb To suppress, or utter imperfectly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive, intransitive To
speak unintelligiblyor inaudibly; to fail to articulate.
- noun A
quietor unintelligible vocalization.
- noun A
lowtone of voice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
- verb grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty
- noun a soft indistinct utterance
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
All I hear is "aww .... it's okay. * mumble mumble*" KayLee is slurring her words.
The highlights included not asking any medically relevant questions before pronouncing I had "* mumble mumble*, but you don't need to know that." gee doc who else should know?
In fact, it works out to be about * mumble ... mumble* right around 8% of the billions of computer users. dowell100 October 3, 2009 4: 37 PM PDT
* mumble mumble* years, however long it takes me to cram thirty-six credits into my life.
Richard: * mumble mumble* you’re still unpublished * mumble mumble* I’m with Mr. Torch * mumble mumble*
I will however admit to occasionally, when I feel particularly embarrassed for my unabashed public monologues, pretending to be singing instead, like "* mumble mumble* I really should complete my masterplan for world domination today
Facebook have foundered as millions "mumble" - the translation of tweet - and give mini-blogging a distinctly Japanese flavor.
I just has to go and *mumblemumble importantfonecall mumble*
They also retained Japanese words that were done in different fonts or calligraphy as a part of the background of the panels "sizzle" "fwump" "ouch" "mumble"--they just wrote the English translation in small letters next to it.
All I caught of his mumble was a vague -- "quite correct," than which nothing could have been more egregiously false at bottom -- to my view, at least.