muttering muttering  /ˈmə tə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  1. In 1981, Miyamoto created an arcade game inspired by pairing the fictional ape King Kong with the muscular, muttering Popeye cartoon character.
  2. The talk-show muttering had migrated from Jeremiah Wright to Clinton's Bosnian sniper-fire fantasy.
  3. Nor is it uncommon to hear Sakhaliners muttering darkly about how unwanted migrants have brought crime and disease, and have driven down the wages of native workers.

News

  1. Phil Mickelson Is Inches Away from Running Away with the 2013 US Open

    ARDMORE , Pa.— Phil Mickelson nearly holed out his approach shot on the par-four eighth hole on Friday, settling for a quick but incredibly makeable birdie putt instead. Phil missed the putt. He wasn't happy about it at all. Usually smiling as he cascades through the gallery, Mickelson was brooding, muttering to himself the entire walk to the ninth tee while carrying his putter, practicing ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Video: Judith Hill Reflects on Her Dismissal From The Voice 1 Month Later

    It's been almost a month since Judith Hill's shocking departure from The Voice , a turn of events so unexpected to her team leader, Adam Levine, that he found himself in hot water after muttering, "I hate this country." Judith tells us what it was like leaving the show and reflects on her decade-long career as a backup singer that saw her even sing duets with Michael Jackson . Judith's time as a ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PopSugar

Quotes

  1. "But it was just a guy sitting in his corner and muttering - that would not have mattered had it stayed there," Domenech said.
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Raymond Domenech Source: New York Times (blog)

  2. "I think it angered him," Cink said. "I heard him muttering. I would have been muttering, too."
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Stewart Cink Source: USA Today

  3. Mr Cameron, who backs the retention of existing grammar schools, said: "This is a key test for our party. Does it want to be a serious force for government and change, or does it want to be a right-wing debating society muttering about what might...
    on May 20, 2007 By: David Cameron Source: Independent

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