Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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MUM'BLE, verb intransitive

1. To mutter; to speak with the lips or other organs partly closed, so as to render the sounds inarticulate and imperfect; to utter words with a grumbling tone.

Peace, you mumbling fool.

--A wrinkled hag, with age grown double,

Pickling dry sticks and mumbling to herself.

2. To chew or bite softly; to eat with the lips close.

MUM'BLE, verb transitive To utter with a low inarticulate voice.

He with mumbled prayers atones the deity.

1. To mouth gently, or to eat with a muttering sound.

2. To suppress or utter imperfectly.