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Definition of Mutter


  1. To utter words indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; esp., to utter indistinct complaints or angry expressions; to grumble; to growl.
  2. To sound with a low, rumbling noise.
  3. To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice; as, to mutter threats.
  4. Repressed or obscure utterance.

Mutter Quotations

The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months; at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself, and calls out in his sleep.
James Thurber

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
Douglas MacArthur

Among our many crimes as an imperialistic exploiter of other nations' cultures, stealing their movies ranks lower than selling them cigarettes but higher than killing their game. If you've seen big stupid American versions of France's 'Three Men and a Cradle' or, recently, Japan's 'Shall We Dance?,' you can only mutter: 'Guilty, guilty, guilty.'
Stephen Hunter

If I hear an interesting turn of phrase on TV, I'll repeat it back - I just like to roll it around on my tongue. The same goes for dialog: I'll either speak it aloud or whisper it. I definitely sit in front of my computer and mutter. People have mentioned it.
Terence Winter

A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
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Mutter Translations

mutter in Dutch is morren, brommen, mompelen, mummelen
mutter in Finnish is kohista
mutter in French is barbotez, murmurer, barbotent, barboter, barbotons
mutter in German is murmeln
mutter in Latin is mussito
mutter in Spanish is murmullo
mutter in Swedish is mummel, mumla, muttra
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