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7 definitions found
 for mutter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mutter \Mut"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Muttered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Muttering.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. muttire,
     mutire.]
     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.
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              Wizards that peep, and that mutter.   --Is. viii.
                                                    19.
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              Meantime your filthy foreigner will stare,
              And mutter to himself.                --Dryden.
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     2. To sound with a low, rumbling noise.
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              Thick lightnings flash, the muttering thunder rolls.
                                                    --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mutter \Mut"ter\, v. t.
     To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice;
     as, to mutter threats. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mutter \Mut"ter\, n.
     Repressed or obscure utterance.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mutter
      n 1: a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by
           movement of the lips without the production of articulate
           speech [syn: mutter, muttering, murmur, murmuring,
           murmuration, mussitation]
      2: a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn:
         grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter,
         muttering]
      v 1: talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice [syn: mumble,
           mutter, maunder, mussitate]
      2: make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she
         grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: murmur, mutter,
         grumble, croak, gnarl]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  135 Moby Thesaurus words for "mutter":
     air a grievance, aspirate, aspiration, bark, bated breath, bawl,
     beef, bellow, bellyache, bitch, blare, blat, blubber, boom, bray,
     breath, breathe, breathy voice, buzz, cackle, chant, chirp, clamor,
     complain, coo, crab, croak, crow, cry, dolorous tirade, drawl,
     drone, droning, exclaim, exhalation, flute, fret, fret and fume,
     fumble, fuss, gabble, gasp, gibber, gibbering, gripe, groan,
     grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grunt, hiss, holler, howl, jabber,
     jeremiad, jibber, keen, kick, lament, lilt, little voice,
     lodge a complaint, low voice, maffle, maunder, maundering, moan,
     mouth, mouthing, muddle, mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuration,
     murmuring, mussitate, muttering, outcry, pant, pipe, plaint,
     planctus, raise a howl, register a complaint, repine, roar, rumble,
     rumor, scold, scream, screech, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, snap,
     snarl, snort, sob, soft voice, sough, speak incoherently, splutter,
     sputter, squall, squawk, squeal, stage whisper, still small voice,
     susurrate, susurration, susurrus, swallow, take on, thunder,
     tirade, trumpet, twang, ululation, underbreath, undertone, wail,
     wail of woe, warble, whimper, whine, whisper, whispering, whistle,
     yap, yawp, yell, yelp, yowl
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  mutter
   vt.
  
      To quietly enter a command not meant for the ears, eyes, or fingers of
      ordinary mortals. Often used in ?mutter an incantation?. See also wizard
      .
  
      N
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  mutter
  
     To quietly enter a command not meant for the ears, eyes, or
     fingers of ordinary mortals.  Often used in "mutter an
     incantation".
  
     See also wizard.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-02-06)
  

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