mutterer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mutterer a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: After being forced to state in public that the earth does not rotate, Galileo is said to have muttered under his breath, "But it does move."
    • n Mutterer One who mutters.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mutterer One who mutters; a grumbler.
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Quotations

  • Richard Dreyfuss
    Richard Dreyfuss
    “My worst fear is that I'll end up living in some run-down duplex on Wilshire wearing pants hiked up to my nipples and muttering under my breath.”

Usage

In literature:

Just then a Frenchman stumbled with a muttered oath, and, bending down, jumped back with a cry of alarm.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
Lucy Smith was muttering somewhat concerning a vision of angels, and the suppressed excitement of them all was manifest.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
It was Uncanoola who broke in upon the muttered malediction.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
Many hung their heads, muttering that it "turned their inwards out" to look at it.
"The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle" by Joseph Conrad
Good-bye for the present, dearest Mutter.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
The two beside the clearing heard it first as a faint mutter.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He pulled her hand through his arm and led her out of the ball-room, with the black woman following sulkily, muttering to herself.
"Madelon" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Jerome muttered under his breath that he wasn't her boy.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Still Truxton did not lift his head, did not even mutter as a drunken man is apt to do in his stupor.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
The old woman also muttered her displeasure.
"Undine" by Friedrich de la Motte Fouquée
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In poetry:

For awhile they tread
In silence dread--
Then muttering and moaning go the crowd,
Surging and swaying like mountain cloud,
And again the wail comes fearfully loud.
"The Burial" by Thomas Osborne Davis
"Oh! shield me Holy MARY! shield
"A tortur'd wretch!" he mutter'd.
"A murd'rous WOLF! O GOD! I crave
"A dark unhallow'd silent grave—"
Aghast the Caitiff utter'd.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
Hark ! to the muttering blast of Night
That sweeps o'er the heath its ruffling wing ;
Now does it rush o'er the dark-cliff's height
And now in the ruins loudly sing.
"The Murderer" by Laura Sophia Temple
And the world looks on and mutters -- "Proud."
But when great hearts have passed away
Men gather in awe and kiss their shroud,
And in love they kneel around their clay.
"A Thought" by Abram Joseph Ryan
There was an Old Person of Prague,
Who was suddenly seized with the Plague;
But they gave his some butter,
Which caused him to mutter,
And cured that Old Person of Prague.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Prague" by Edward Lear
"Now JESU HEAR ME!" GOLFRE cried,
"HEAR ME," a faint voice mutter'd!
The BARON drew his poniard forth—
The Maiden sunk upon the earth,
And—"Save me Heav'n!" she utter'd.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

"Don't look now but we're becoming the Partridge family," I muttered to my wife the other day.
Started playing at her wedding rehearsal dinner, Amelia Arthur muttered: “Please, no.
Crossing's Month of Moderns--Morton Feldman Fest--OCP's PHAEDRA--Christopher O'Riley-- Mutter Museum.
Slimline Stallone, With a Bruising Touch and a Gentle Mutter .
'Ja, ja, ja,' he would mutter, nodding his heavy head, and holding the case before him as if it were a beloved portrait.
It was a brilliant stroke, on a marketing level alone, to have Mutter as soloist and conductor for all five Mozart concertos to open the BSO season.
Her husband, Tim, began muttering.
Walking up the steps for a tour, he can only mutter one word: Beautiful.
1st movement 8:45 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart London Philharmonic Orchestra Anne-Sophie Mutter Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin Yuri Bashmet, viola Buy Now.
Murdoch 's News Corp. And that leads to a second important rationale for Murdoch 's decision, according to tech consultant and former newspaper executive, Alan Mutter.
Philadelphia has plenty of great places to eat, but you might want to save them for later if you're visiting the Mutter Museum .
He panhandles sometimes and mutters to himself.
But Rep Gohmert's mutterings shouldn't actually bother us.
Several years ago, Jennifer Lynch answered her phone in the middle of the night and heard a voice mutter, "You're the sickest bitch I know".
When Alan Greenspan presided over the Federal Reserve for 18 years, he periodically appeared before Congress to mutter some ethereal bromides about the state of the US economy.
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In science:

The shaman declares that he must consult with the wind spirits, and then spends a couple of minutes chanting and muttering.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
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