Mumble vs Rumble - What's the difference?

mumble | rumble |


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.

mumble

English

Verb

  • (intransitive) To speak unintelligibly or inaudibly; to fail to articulate.
  • Please try not to mumble so I can hear you better.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Peace, you mumbling fool.
  • * Otway
  • A wrinkled hag, with age grown double, / Picking dry sticks, and mumbling to herself.
  • To chew something gently with closed lips.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * mumblage * mumblecore * mumblenews * mumbler * mumblety peg

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A quiet or unintelligible vocalization.
  • All I could hear was a mumble from the next room.
  • A low tone of voice.
  • ''He spoke in a mumble .

    rumble

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (dialectal)

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • An onomatopoeia describing a rumbling noise
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A low, heavy, continuous sound, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach.
  • The rumble from passing trucks made it hard to sleep at night.
  • (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
  • Kit, well wrapped, was in the rumble behind.

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To make a low, heavy, continuous sound.
  • If I don't eat, my stomach will rumble .
    I could hear the thunder rumbling in the distance.
  • To discover deceitful or underhanded behaviour.
  • The police is going to rumble your hideout.
  • To move while making a rumbling noise.
  • The truck rumbled over the rough road.
  • (slang) To fight; to brawl.
  • To cause to pass through a rumble, or polishing machine.
  • (obsolete) To murmur; to ripple.
  • * Spenser
  • to rumble gently down with murmur soft

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