grumble

[gruhm-buhl]
verb (used without object), grumbled, grumbling.
1.
to murmur or mutter in discontent; complain sullenly.
2.
to utter low, indistinct sounds; growl.
3.
to rumble: The thunder grumbled in the west.
verb (used with object), grumbled, grumbling.
4.
to express or utter with murmuring or complaining.
noun
5.
an expression of discontent; complaint; unhappy murmur; growl.
6.
grumbles, a grumbling, discontented mood.
7.
a rumble.

Origin:
1580–90; perhaps frequentative of Old English grymman to wail; compare Dutch grommelen, German grummeln, French grommeler (< Gmc)

grumbler, noun
grumblingly, adverb
grumbly, adjective
ungrumbling, adjective


1. See complain.
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grumble (ˈɡrʌmbəl)
 
vb
1.  to utter (complaints) in a nagging or discontented way
2.  (intr) to make low dull rumbling sounds
 
n
3.  a complaint; grouse
4.  a low rumbling sound
 
[C16: from Middle Low German grommelen, of Germanic origin; see grim]
 
'grumbler
 
n
 
'grumblingly
 
adv
 
'grumbly
 
adj

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grumble
1586, from M.Du. grommelen "murmur, mutter, grunt," from grommen "to rumble, growl." Imitative, or perhaps akin to grim.
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Example sentences
Someone in the audience grumbled that the scientists were not represented on
  the panel.
He grumbled, granted me the extension, and knocked down my grade anyway.
For years, players grumbled about their owner's frugalness.
And he has grumbled about playing anywhere except shortstop.
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