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Definition 1: a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for grumble in the sense of this definition

(grumble is a kind of ...) an expression of grievance or resentment

Definition 2: a loud low dull continuous noise - [noun denoting event]

Samples where grumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they heard the rumbling of thunder

Synonyms for grumble in the sense of this definition

(grumble is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 3: make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath - [verb of communication]

Samples where grumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she grumbles when she feels overworked

Synonyms for grumble in the sense of this definition

(grumble is a kind of ...) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

Definition 4: show one's unhappiness or critical attitude - [verb of communication]

Samples where grumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong
  • We grumbled about the increased work load

Synonyms for grumble in the sense of this definition

(grumble is a kind of ...) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

Definition 5: to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds - [verb of communication]

Samples where grumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he grumbled a rude response
  • Stones grumbled down the cliff

Synonyms for grumble in the sense of this definition

(grumble is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Definition 6: make a low noise - [verb of perception]

Samples where grumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rumbling thunder

Synonyms for grumble in the sense of this definition

(grumble is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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