Grum"ble (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grunbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Grumbling (?).] [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumman, D. grommelen, grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm, murmur, grumble, surly. &root;35. Cf. Grum, Grim.]

1.

To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.

L'Avare, not using half his store, Still grumbles that he has no more. Prior.

2.

To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey.

3.

To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.

 

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Grum"ble, v. t.

To express or utter with grumbling.

 

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Grum"ble, n.

1.

The noise of one that grumbles.

2.

A grumbling, discontented disposition.

A bad case of grumble. Mrs. H. H. Jacksn.

 

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