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American English: /ˈmədər/
British English: /ˈmʌtə/

Translation of mutter in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • hablar entre dientes
    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

  • (thanks/apology)
    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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