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mumble Saltos de línea: mum¦ble
Pronunciación: /ˈmʌmb(ə)l/

Definición de mumble en inglés:


1 [reporting verb] Say something indistinctly and quietly, making it difficult for others to hear: [with object]: he mumbled something she didn’t catch [with direct speech]: ‘Sorry,’ she mumbled
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She heard him mumble something indistinct, and he tried to spit at her, but his aim left a lot to be desired.
  • When I hear people mumbling away about what a terrible world this is to bring children into, I want to spit.
  • They mumbled quietly to each other for the rest of the journey.
mutter, murmur, speak indistinctly, talk under one's breath, speak sotto voce, talk to oneself
rare maffle
2 [with object] Bite or chew (something) with toothless gums or without making much use of the teeth: she mumbled a piece of black bread


[usually in singular] Volver al principio  
A quiet and indistinct utterance: Rosie had replied in a mumble
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • His speech is something between a muffle and a mumble, a perpetual whisper beneath the breath.
  • Her voice was a mere mumble as she answered back.
  • His voice dropped to a mumble, his grip on my wrist loosened and he stopped struggling so much.


Middle English: frequentative of mum1.



Pronunciación: /ˈmʌmb(ə)lə/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • And I'm not insisting the whisperers, mumblers, droners and mic-dummies of this world be barred from reading their own poetry out loud.
  • I'd have to say that my experience at the Annual General Meeting of our student society was marked by mumblers of the most extraordinary kind.
  • First of all, she's a mumbler, so I really have to strain to hear her.


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • He was lucid and intelligent, but if a prison guard or anyone in authority came along he'd switch to a mumbling half-wit.
  • The only other interruption was an early evening telephone call from my sister, who responded to my mumbling incoherence by asking whether I was drunk.
  • I turn into a mumbling idiot whenever I'm in her presence.


Pronunciación: /ˈmʌmblɪŋli/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Keeping and running a household wasn't something you mumblingly admitted to like it is today.
  • He mumbled so softly and so mumblingly that I couldn't make out much of what he said, other than a few occurrences of his interrupted question, ‘What is -?’
  • If you ask a budding commercial band member what they want, the inevitable answers will start with money, sexual partners, and might mumblingly include ‘respect’.

Palabras que riman con mumble

bumble, crumble, fumble, grumble, humble, jumble, rough-and-tumble, rumble, scumble, stumble, tumble, umbel

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