Crumble vs Grumble - What's the difference?

crumble | grumble |


As verbs the difference between crumble and grumble

is that crumble is to fall apart; to disintegrate while grumble is to make a low, growling or rumbling noise, like a hungry stomach or certain animals.

As nouns the difference between crumble and grumble

is that crumble is a dessert of british origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar while grumble is (onomatopoeia) a low thundering, rumbling or growling sound.

crumble

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To fall apart; to disintegrate.
  • To render into crumbs.
  • Noun

  • A dessert of British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar.
  • grumble

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (onomatopoeia) A low thundering, rumbling or growling sound.
  • The sound made by a hungry stomach.
  • A complaint.
  • That whiner is never without a grumble to share.

    Derived terms

    * grumbly

    Verb

    (grumbl)
  • To make a low, growling or rumbling noise, like a hungry stomach or certain animals.
  • The distant thunder grumbles .
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1995 , author=Terry C. Johnston , title=Dance on the Wind , page=15 , passage=It made his stomach grumble in protest to think the mule was eating, and here he was worrying about her with an empty belly of his own.}}
  • To complain; to murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
  • He grumbles about the food constantly, but has yet to learn to cook.
  • To utter in a grumbling fashion.
  • * 2001 , Harry Willcox Pfanz, Gettysburg — the first day?
  • He grumbled that there was no grain "in the country" and that people were talking instead of working to provide it.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * grumbler

    See also

    * rumble English reporting verbs