Definitions for: Grumble

[n] a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
[n] a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder"
[v] complain quietly
[v] show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"
[v] to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response."; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
[v] make a low noise, as of thunder

Webster (1913) Definition: Grum"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grunbled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Grumbling.] [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumman, D. grommelen,
grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm,
murmur, grumble, surly. [root]35. Cf. Grum, Grim.]
1. To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured
complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.

L'Avare, not using half his store, Still grumbles
that he has no more. --Prior.

2. To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling
over his prey.

3. To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to
mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.

Grum"ble, v. t.
To express or utter with grumbling.

Grum"ble, n.
1. The noise of one that grumbles.

2. A grumbling, discontented disposition.

A bad case of grumble. --Mrs. H. H.

Synonyms: croak, gnarl, grouch, growl, grumbling, grumbling, murmur, murmur, murmuring, mutter, mutter, muttering, rumble, rumble, rumble, rumbling, scold

See Also: complain, complaint, emit, go, kick, kvetch, let loose, let out, noise, plain, quetch, sound, sound off, utter

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