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 Translation for 'to mumble' from English to Russian
VERB   to mumble | mumbled | mumbled
mumbling | mumbles
SYNO to gum | to maunder | to mumble | ...
бормотать [несов.]to mumble
пробормотать [сов.]to mumble
мямлить [разг.] [несов.] [невнятно говорить]to mumble
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Usage Examples English
  • Suddenly, the model's lips have been glued shut as she tries to speak, but is only able to mumble.
  • Hitchcock continues to mumble to himself as he dies of exposure to the void of space.
  • He also "smokes heavily and can be difficult to understand as he tends to mumble".
  • It may have arisen from the Gallo-Romance prefix "marm-", meaning to mumble or murmur (an example of onomatopoeia).
  • Wyn Owen and Morgan (2008) cite several possibilities: Middle English "momele" ("to mumble"), describing the "mumbling" of the sea next to the rocks; Latin "mamillae" meaning "breasts", in reference to the breast shaped silhouette of the islands and headland, and Old Norse "múli" (snout, promontory).

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