Definition of muttering in English:

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muttering

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌtərɪŋ/

noun

(usually mutterings)
A privately expressed complaint or expression of dissatisfaction: there were disloyal mutterings about his leadership
More example sentences
  • Privately he can hear the mutterings of disapproval and disappointment.
  • Last week, for the first time, open mutterings within his own ranks suggested that, if he does not exercise one of those options, the decision may be taken out of his hands.
  • There may be a cabal of disgruntled former ministers on Labour's back benches, but they have largely kept their mutterings of discontent to themselves.

Derivatives

mutteringly

adverb
Example sentences
  • But, his thesping is not up to the character and the film weakens when he mutteringly emotes.
  • In Parr's days most of the lbw errors must have been mutteringly referred to as a fifty-fifty one as there was no stump vision to highlight just how bad the decision had been.
  • McGary mutteringly replied, ‘I'll see to that,’ and dismounting, entered the circle around the prisoners.

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