Definition of Mumbling

1. Noun. Indistinct enunciation.

Generic synonyms: Diction, Enunciation
Derivative terms: Mumble



2. Noun. Ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth).
Exact synonyms: Gumming
Generic synonyms: Chew, Chewing, Manduction, Mastication
Derivative terms: Gum, Mumble

Definition of Mumbling

1. a. Low; indistinct; inarticulate.

Definition of Mumbling

1. Verb. (present participle of mumble) ¹

2. Noun. An act in which someone mumbles something ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mumbling

1. mumble [v] - See also: mumble

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mumbling

mum
mum's the word
mumble
mumble-the-peg
mumblecore
mumbled
mumblenews
mumblenewses
mumbler
mumblers
mumbles
mumbleth
mumblety-peg
mumblety peg
mumbletypeg
mumbling (current term)
mumblingly
mumblings
mumbly
mumbo-jumbo
mumchance
mumification necrosis
mumm
mummed
mummeite
mummer
mummeries
mummers
mummery

Literary usage of Mumbling

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1. The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Discussions of the Right and Wrong by Alfred Ayres (1882)
"... foggy, mumbling thickness of articulation which characterizes the cockney, and is not unfrequently affected by Englishmen of a better class. ..."

2. The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior by Robert Burton (1840)
"... praying in gibberish, and mumbling of beads—had he heard an old woman say her prayers in Latine, their sprinkling of holy water, and going a procession, ..."

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