The victim was mumbling.... When they arrived at the apartment, Famolu carried Karmari inside.
Sure, there are plenty of Republicans mumbling the standard talking points, but few, if any, are capturing the public imagination.
But of all these biases, mumbling is the subtle, underappreciated one.
But another source said that Smith would sometimes hang out in front of a strip joint down the street, mumbling to himself.
mumbling helps audiences "feel like they're peeking in the keyhole," Batson says.
Mr. Ryan sat down, mumbling to himself that that sort of sarcasm didn't go with him; he was a workman, not an artist.
I liked the sound of this and so kept on mumbling "All dead, all dead."
mumbling it in your teeth, you wretch, as if you were a horse!
"Death amongst friends is but a festival," he quoted, mumbling in his moustache.
He trudges slowly away, mumbling: "You loafers, when I catch you here again, don't you dare talk so loud."
early 14c., momelen, "to eat in a slow, ineffective manner" (perhaps "to talk with one's mouth full"), probably frequentative of interjection mum. The -b- is excrescent. Meaning "to speak indistinctly" is from mid-14c. Related: Mumbled; mumbling.
1902, from mumble (v.).