What is another word for mutter?

Pronunciation: [mˈʌtə] (IPA)

When it comes to synonyms for the word "mutter", there are plenty of options to choose from, each with its own unique flavor and nuance. Some popular choices include murmur, grumble, mumble, cuss, complain, whisper, and mutter under one's breath. Murmur suggests a soft, indistinct speech or sound, while grumble implies more audible discontent or annoyance. Mumble connotes a low, mumbling voice or an inarticulate mumble, while cuss suggests swearing or cursing. Complaints and whispers are similar, but the former tends to connote a more vocal expression of displeasure, while the latter is more secretive and intimate. Finally, muttering under one's breath implies a quiet, barely audible speech usually expressing annoyance or dissatisfaction.

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What are the hypernyms for Mutter?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for mutter?

An antonym for "mutter" could be "shout". While muttering refers to talking in a low or indistinct voice, shouting entails speaking or crying out loudly, often with anger or excitement. Another antonym for "mutter" could be "pronounce" which means to declare or articulate clearly and distinctly. This is different from muttering, as it involves speaking in a confident and comprehensive manner. On the other hand, "whisper" could also be considered as an antonym for mutter, as it refers to speaking in a low voice while deliberately projecting the sound. Both whispering and muttering are forms of quiet speaking, but whispering can be done more intentionally, while muttering can be done unconsciously.

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Usage examples for Mutter

Whenever he met or passed Leo he would mutter something under his breath.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
For a brief instant the principal's attention was fixed upon the entering girls, and in that instant Mignon found time to mutter in Marjorie's ear, I'll never forgive you for this and you'll be sorry.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
For some minutes she could read no more; the warm tears rolled down her cheeks and dropped heavily on the paper, and she could only mutter to herself, "My poor, dear uncle,-my last, my only friend in the world!"
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Mutter

  • In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
    Douglas MacArthur
  • A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
    Sophocles
  • 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
  • They flattered the ambitious and all the ills came gradually to a head. Murder drowning everything was allowed. Intriguers monopolised all the offices. Good men could only mutter for if they spoke they were lost. Hatred vengeance everything was permitted and nobody dared open his mouth...
    Jacques-Louis Ménétra
  • One trembles to think of that mysterious thing in the soul, which seems to acknowledge no human jurisdiction, but in spite of the individual's own innocent self, will still dream horrid dreams, and mutter unmentionable thoughts.
    Herman Melville

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