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1 a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech [syn: muttering, murmur, murmuring, murmuration, mussitation]
2 a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn: grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, muttering]


1 talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice [syn: mumble, maunder, mussitate]
2 make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: murmur, grumble, croak, gnarl]

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  • italbrac RP /ˈmʌtə/
  • italbrac US /ˈmʌtɚ/
  • Rhymes with: -ʌtə(r)


  1. A repressed or obscure utterance; an instance of muttering.
    The prisoners were docile, and accepted their lot with barely a mutter.
  2. (in Indian restaurants) peas


instance of muttering

Derived terms


  1. To utter words, especially complaints or angry expressions, indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; to say under one's breath.
    You could hear the students mutter as they were served sodden spaghetti, yet again, in the cafeteria.
    The beggar muttered words of thanks, as passersby dropped coins in his cup.
  2. To speak softly and incoherently, or with imperfect articulations.
    The asylum inmate muttered some doggerel about chains and pains to himself, over and over.
  3. To make a sound with a low, rumbling noise.
    April could hear the delivery van's engine muttering in the driveway near the kitchens.



speak under one's breath
speak incoherently
make a low sound



  1. nut (for bolts)



  1. nut (for bolts)


mutter (uncountable)
  1. mutter; obscure utterance

Extensive Definition

Mutter (German for "Mother") is the German Industrial Metal band Rammstein's third album. It was released on 2 April2001.

Track listing

All tracks written by Rammstein.
  1. "Mein Herz Brennt" ("My heart burns") – 4:40
  2. "Links 2 3 4" ("Left 2 3 4") – 3:36
  3. "Sonne" ("Sun") – 4:32
  4. "Ich Will" ("I want") – 3:37
  5. "Feuer Frei!" ("Fire at will!" or "Open fire!", literally "Fire freely!") – 3:08
  6. "Mutter" ("Mother") – 4:29
  7. "Spieluhr" ("Music-box") (feat. Khira Li) – 4:46
  8. "Zwitter" ("Hermaphrodite") – 4:17
  9. "Rein Raus" ("In out") – 3:11
  10. "Adiós" (Sp. "Good-bye") – 3:49
  11. "Nebel" ("Mist" or "Fog") (feat. Bobo) – 4:54
  12. "Hallelujah" ("Hallelujah") (only on Japanese edition) - 3:43

Special Tour Edition

  1. "Ich Will" (live) - 3:57
  2. "Links 2 3 4" (live) - 4:54
  3. "Sonne" (live) - 4:42
  4. "Spieluhr" (live) - 5:27
The Japanese version included the song "Hallelujah" as a hidden track. A special tour edition was made with a second CD with some live versions of some tracks present on the album. Other versions included a poster and a second disc with "Hallelujah" and the Sonne video.
'Links 2 3 4' appears in the sex shop of the CSI episode, 'What's Eating Gil Grissom'
'Feuer frei!' also appears on the xXx movie soundtrack, and Rammstein appears in the movie playing the song. It is the theme song of the movie, and was featured in trailers and previews.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

air a grievance, aspirate, aspiration, bark, bated breath, bawl, beef, bellow, bellyache, bitch, blare, blat, blubber, boom, bray, breath, breathe, breathy voice, buzz, cackle, chant, chirp, clamor, complain, coo, crab, croak, crow, cry, dolorous tirade, drawl, drone, droning, exclaim, exhalation, flute, fret, fret and fume, fumble, fuss, gabble, gasp, gibber, gibbering, gripe, groan, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grunt, hiss, holler, howl, jabber, jeremiad, jibber, keen, kick, lament, lilt, little voice, lodge a complaint, low voice, maffle, maunder, maundering, moan, mouth, mouthing, muddle, mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuration, murmuring, mussitate, muttering, outcry, pant, pipe, plaint, planctus, raise a howl, register a complaint, repine, roar, rumble, rumor, scold, scream, screech, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing, snap, snarl, snort, sob, soft voice, sough, speak incoherently, splutter, sputter, squall, squawk, squeal, stage whisper, still small voice, susurrate, susurration, susurrus, swallow, take on, thunder, tirade, trumpet, twang, ululation, underbreath, undertone, wail, wail of woe, warble, whimper, whine, whisper, whispering, whistle, yap, yawp, yell, yelp, yowl
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