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mutter

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌtər; ˈmʌtə(r)/

Translation of mutter in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • hablar entre dientes; (grumble) refunfuñar, rezongar* what are you muttering on about? ¿se puede saber por qué refunfuñas or rezongas?
    Example sentences
    • Still, it was easier to mutter in private and unsettle his wife with threats of going public than actually doing anything.
    • By 11, his colleagues had not arrived and several people began muttering over their absence.
    • The four friends and the men begin muttering, then asking us loudly why only she got the money, then arguing with her.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [thanks/apology] mascullar, farfullar why don't you shut up? she muttered —¿por qué no te callas de una vez? —dijo entre dientes
    Example sentences
    • She replied so quietly that he could barely hear her voice muttering her name.
    • He was heard muttering in a barely audible voice.
    • As he leaves, he mutters something that was barely heard.

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