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Grumble vs. Rumbling

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Grumblenoun

(onomatopoeia) A low thundering, rumbling or growling sound.

Rumblingadjective

Deep- and slow-sounding.

‘His rumbling voice suited the solemn occasion.’;

Grumblenoun

The sound made by a hungry stomach.

Rumblingnoun

A muted sound of complaint or discontent.

‘The rumblings of the masses precede the crumbling of the state.’;

Grumblenoun

A surly complaint.

‘That whiner is never without a grumble to share.’;

Rumblingnoun

A deep low noise.

‘The rumbling of distant thunder echoed from the hilltop.’;

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Grumbleverb

(intransitive) To make a low, growling or rumbling noise, like a hungry stomach or certain animals.

‘The distant thunder grumbles.’;

Rumblingadjective

a. & n. from Rumble, v. i.

Grumbleverb

(intransitive) To complain; to murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.

‘He grumbles about the food constantly, but has yet to learn to cook.’;

Rumblingnoun

a loud low dull continuous noise;

‘they heard the rumbling of thunder’;

Grumbleverb

(transitive) To utter in a grumbling fashion.

Rumblingadjective

continuous full and low-pitched throbbing sound;

‘the rumbling rolling sound of thunder’;

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Grumbleverb

To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.

‘L'Avare, not using half his store,Still grumbles that he has no more.’;

Grumbleverb

To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey.

Grumbleverb

To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.

Grumbleverb

To express or utter with grumbling.

Grumblenoun

The noise of one that grumbles.

Grumblenoun

A grumbling, discontented disposition.

‘A bad case of grumble.’;

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Grumblenoun

a loud low dull continuous noise;

‘they heard the rumbling of thunder’;

Grumblenoun

a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone

Grumbleverb

show one's unhappiness or critical attitude;

‘He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong’; ‘We grumbled about the increased work load’;

Grumbleverb

make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath;

‘she grumbles when she feels overworked’;

Grumbleverb

to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds;

‘he grumbled a rude response’; ‘Stones grumbled down the cliff’;

Grumbleverb

make a low noise;

‘rumbling thunder’;

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