mutter mutter  /ˈmə tər/


  1. (n) a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
  2. (n) a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  3. (v) talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
  4. (v) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath


  1. Four hours later, you finally arrive home, mutter something to your spouse about a late meeting and go to bed spent and ashamed.
  2. Uh-oh heartwarming, we mutter to ourselves.


  • Overalls, king of the lunch table, make a comback

    I heard someone mutter recently that overalls were coming back in style. I was skeptical at best. Nothing could ever revive the full-body denim jump sling of my middle school career, trailblazed by the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, by Lance Bass and friends, by Mary Kate and Ashley and so many pioneers who voluntarily turned their bodies into the …
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

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  1. Fearing that rumors that she has an eating disorder may damage her - to date - very successful career, Keira, 23, described her fantasy evening as: "An Indian takeaway on the sofa - chicken Tikka Jalfrezi and Dhingri Mutter [peas and mushrooms]...
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Keira Knightley Source: FOXNews

  2. Nick Clegg told Radio 4: "If we all had recordings of what we mutter under our breath, we would all be crimson with embarrassment. Gordon Brown has now gone out of his way to apologise. He is quite right to do so and I think that's that."
    on Apr 29, 2010 By: Nick Clegg Source: The Guardian

  3. "It was really a team effort, from the very beginning, starting with an excellent boat," said Grael. "I really have to thank the crew for pushing so hard, especially in the absence of Tony (Mutter)."
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Torben Grael Source: ScubaWeb

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