Rumble vs Mutter - What's the difference?
Rumble is a synonym of mutter.
As nouns the difference between rumble and mutter
is that rumble
is a low, heavy, continuous sound, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach while mutter
is a repressed or obscure utterance; an instance of muttering.
As verbs the difference between rumble and mutter
is that rumble
is to make a low, heavy, continuous sound while mutter
is to utter words, especially complaints or angry expressions, indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; to say under one's breath.
As a interjection rumble
is an onomatopoeia describing a rumbling noise.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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
A repressed or obscure utterance; an instance of muttering.
(in Indian restaurants) peas
- The prisoners were docile, and accepted their lot with barely a mutter .
* mutter paneer
To utter words, especially complaints or angry expressions, indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; to say under one's breath.
- You could hear the students mutter as they were served sodden spaghetti, yet again, in the cafeteria.
- The beggar muttered words of thanks, as passersby dropped coins in his cup.
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, title=Wimbledon 2012: Lukas Rosol shocked by miracle win over Rafael Nadal
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To speak softly and incoherently, or with imperfect articulations.
- The asylum inmate muttered some doggerel about chains and pains to himself, over and over.
To make a sound with a low, rumbling noise.
- Meantime your filthy foreigner will stare, / And mutter to himself.
* Alexander Pope
- April could hear the delivery van's engine muttering in the driveway.
- Thick lightnings flash, the muttering thunder rolls.
, speak under one's breath
) growl, grumble, mumble
* (speak incoherently
) babble, mumble, murmur, ramble, stutter
* (make a low sound
) growl, putter, rumble
* See also