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Definition of mumble verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mumble
    he / she / it mumbles
    past simple mumbled
    -ing form mumbling
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  1. 1to speak or say something in a quiet voice, in a way that is not clear synonym mutter
  2. 2 mumble (to somebody/yourself) I could hear him mumbling to himself. mumble something (to somebody/yourself) She mumbled an apology and left. + speech “Sorry,” she mumbled. mumble that… She mumbled that she was sorry.
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