Definition Of grumble

noun

(of an internal organ) give intermittent discomfort.

my appendix grumbled for years before it finally got serious

verb

a complaint.

the main grumble is that he spends too much time away

a low rumbling sound.

in the distance, I heard a grumble of thunder

complain about something in a bad-tempered way.

his father was grumbling that he hadn't heard from him

complain or protest about something in a bad-tempered but typically muted way.

his father was grumbling that he hadn't heard a word from him


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Example Of grumble

  • "It's not funny, " he grumbled sourly, and I laughed harder.

  • A little thrill flickers in my body as I see the sky darken to a deep purple over the horizon, and in the distance I hear a small grumble of thunder.

  • After that I made some sound that sounded like a grumble , but not quite.

  • After that, my stomach was grumbling and everyone else was groaning about their hunger.

  • Beyond the rust streaked door we could hear the grumble and whine of machinery.


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