Definition of grumble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡrʌmbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrʌmbl//
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  1. 1grumble (about something) | grumble (that…) something that you complain about because you are not satisfied My main grumble is about the lack of privacy. Her mother had a grumble at her for not tidying up the mess. There were a few grumbles that staff hadn’t been consulted first.
  2. 2a long low sound synonym rumble a distant grumble of thunder
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from obsolete grumme (probably of Germanic origin and related to Dutch grommen) + -le.
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