What is another word for mum?

Pronunciation: [mˈʌm] (IPA)

The term 'mum' is often used to refer to one's mother, but the English language offers a variety of synonyms for this word. Some popular options include 'mom', 'mama', 'ma', and 'mother'. Other more formal synonyms can be used in different contexts, such as 'parent', 'guardian', 'matriarch', or 'maternal figure'. Additionally, different cultures and languages also have their own unique words for 'mum' such as 'omma' in Korean, 'madre' in Spanish, or 'matka' in Polish. Regardless of the synonym used, the word usually connotes warmth, care, and nurturing associated with a mother's love.

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What are the opposite words for mum?

The antonyms for the word "mum" can be divided into two categories: those that refer to the absence of sound or noise, and those that refer to the opposite of being silent or discreet. The former category includes words like loud, noisy, boisterous, brash, or talkative. These words describe someone or something that is very vocal, expressive, or assertive, and makes its presence known. The latter category includes words like communicative, talkative, expressive, or garrulous. These words describe someone or something that is willing to speak up, share its thoughts or feelings, and interact with others. Depending on the context, the opposite of "mum" can imply different shades of meaning, from assertive to communicative to simply not quiet.

Usage examples for Mum

The next 15 minutes was a medley of questions, of explanations, of promises to keep mum and of expressions of heartfelt thanks from the young couple.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
Mrs. Williams, mum, Mrs. Williams!
"Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis"
Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
What, then, shall be the fate of women who have no wisdom, Mrs. Williams, mum?
"Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis"
Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma

Famous quotes with Mum

  • In my case, I was born to parents who were very young, and I don't think they were entirely ready to have a child. My dad was going to college and working two or three jobs at the same time, and my mum was working and going to school.
    Gillian Anderson
  • Being a mum has made me a lot more responsible, it's not just me anymore. But it's also brought me the most joy ever!
    Nicole Appleton
  • Nothing beats having this beautiful child look at me and say mum. I get soppy all the time.
    Nicole Appleton
  • We are still so close, David and I. We were at a party the other day at my mum's house and I was sitting on his lap. We're very affectionate. And I looked at him and thought after being married for 11 years! We were the only couple who were even near each other at that party. We're soul mates.
    Victoria Beckham
  • I'm amazed that things have panned out the way they have. I always say I'm so lucky, though my mum always says, "You make your own luck."
    Orlando Bloom

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