Definition of grumbling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrʌmblɪŋ/


(usually grumblings)
A complaint or protest: there were grumblings from the trustees
More example sentences
  • He also knows what every good friend knows: if you expect perfection from people, your whole life will be a series of disappointments, grumblings, and complaints.
  • This year, as the two crews pulled their way through the south - west London streets and passed a variety of now-familiar landmarks, there were grumblings even among the faithful.
  • If this is true now, failure to win a third successive title could see the grumblings of Celtic fans over his apparent unwillingness to commit to a job turning into outright hostility.

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