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Synonyms for muttering

a low continuous indistinct sound

a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

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Tony Oursler's installation Below, 1996, is less like an oddball discovery from another world than an object inhabited by a potentially malevolent spirit, in this case a muttering head (projected, like most of Oursler's works, onto a sphere that both gives the head body and distorts it).
After being put on the spot by one TV fan, director general Mr Hall said: "I don't want to sound like a grumpy old man, but I also think muttering is something we could have a look at.
Viewers of dramas including Birdsong, Parade's End, Silk, Garrow's Law and even Doctor Who have been angered by muttering stars.
WHO is the crazy person who wanders through my local woodland muttering to himself?
My marriage, like every marriage, is ultimately an utterly ephemeral thing, a shared idea, a mental and emotional construct that both parties believe in to varying degrees at the same time, or else there you are at the bus stop muttering about how you used to be married once upon a time.
ANAHEIM - Almost every Angel was unfamiliar with Greg Maddux before Friday night, when the four-time Cy Young Award winner made his first appearance at Angel Stadium and in seven innings sent a parade of mostly frustrated batters muttering back to the dugout.
Portillo last week was quick to insist he was not doing the muttering against Mr Quiet.
How we forget Biloxi, Mississippi, a decade before, where no witnesses spoke to cameras, how a brown man in army uniform was pulled from the bus by police when he sneered at the custom of the back seat, how the magistrate proclaimed a week in jail and went back to bed with a shot of whiskey, how the brownskinned soldier could not sleep as he listened for the prowling of his jailers, the muttering and cardplaying of the hangmen they might become.
As these accessories become more commonplace, there will be fewer people thinking you're muttering to yourself when you're actually speaking on a cell phone.
The decidedly uncosmopolitan citizens of Paul Haggis' balkanized Los Angeles live and work cheek to jowl with a rainbow coalition of races and ethnicities, all the while muttering and screaming a common string of racial epithets and slurs at their unloved neighbors.
They then heard the suspect muttering to himself and handling firearms inside another house, Cudworth said.
Then the cops shamble off to their squad cars muttering to each other about the animals they must spend their days and nights uselessly herding about and lecturing.