mumble mumble  /ˈməm bəl/


  1. (n) a soft indistinct utterance
  2. (v) talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
  3. (v) grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty


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  1. There's a grainy amateur video of the event in which you can see him mumble his name into the microphone and then do his thing for about 60 sec.
  2. You can mumble the rest of the play, but the audience will be sure that they can hear you.
  3. He once said that after he did 20 jokes, he could just mumble and the audience would laugh, because it was his perfect rhythm that made him funny.


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  1. They don't have any particular insight into why vampire-mania is thriving in pop culture at the moment -- "I usually just mumble something about metaphor," Chris Weitz said, of being asked about the ghouls' popularity -- and neither one is...
    on Oct 17, 2009 By: Chris Weitz Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Sir Arnold Wesker, considered one of the key figures in 20th-century British drama, said: "It's about time someone came out and said this. The mumbling has got so bad that they even mumble on television and in the cinema. I don't know why they do...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Arnold Wesker Source: Times Online

  3. The tide of conventional wisdom and opinion may already have started turning against Obama, writes Fineman, and "the establishment is beginning to mumble that the president may not have what it takes."
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source:

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