As verbs the difference between mumble and rumble
is that mumble
is (intransitive) to speak unintelligibly or inaudibly; to fail to articulate while rumble
is to make a low, heavy, continuous sound.
As nouns the difference between mumble and rumble
is that mumble
is a quiet or unintelligible vocalization while rumble
is a low, heavy, continuous sound, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach.
As an interjection rumble is
an onomatopoeia describing a rumbling noise.
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(intransitive) To speak unintelligibly or inaudibly; to fail to articulate.
- Please try not to mumble so I can hear you better.
- Peace, you mumbling fool.
To chew something gently with closed lips.
- A wrinkled hag, with age grown double, / Picking dry sticks, and mumbling to herself.
* See also
* mumblety peg
A quiet or unintelligible vocalization.
A low tone of voice.
- All I could hear was a mumble from the next room.
- ''He spoke in a mumble .
A low, heavy, continuous sound, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach.
(slang) A street fight or brawl.
A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
(dated) A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
* Charles Dickens
- The rumble from passing trucks made it hard to sleep at night.
- Kit, well wrapped, was in the rumble behind.
To make a low, heavy, continuous sound.
- If I don't eat, my stomach will rumble .
To discover deceitful or underhanded behaviour.
- I could hear the thunder rumbling in the distance.
To move while making a rumbling noise.
- The police is going to rumble your hideout.
(slang) To fight; to brawl.
To cause to pass through a rumble, or polishing machine.
(obsolete) To murmur; to ripple.
- The truck rumbled over the rough road.
- to rumble gently down with murmur soft