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grumble - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grumble

(noun) a loud low dull continuous noise
Synonyms : grumbling , rumble , rumbling
Example Sentence
  • they heard the rumbling of thunder

(noun) a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
(verb) show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
Synonyms : grouch , scold
Example Sentence
  • He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong
  • We grumbled about the increased work load

(verb) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
Synonyms : croak , gnarl , murmur , mutter
Example Sentence
  • she grumbles when she feels overworked

(verb) to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
Synonyms : growl , rumble
Example Sentence
  • he grumbled a rude response
  • Stones grumbled down the cliff

(verb) make a low noise
Synonyms : rumble
Example Sentence
  • rumbling thunder

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grumble

sounds like humble and humble people do not GRUMBLE (not very humble).
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by cp.jethani

a dog generally produces low noise like 'grrrrr..'.. trying to complain
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by namaskar

gamblers are always discontent
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by friendofafriend

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