- IPA: /ˈɡɹʌmbl̩/
grumble (plural grumbles)
- (onomatopoeia) A low thundering, rumbling or growling sound.
- The sound made by a hungry stomach.
- A surly complaint.
- That whiner is never without a grumble to share.
- French: grondement
- German: Gegrummel, Grummeln
- Italian: protestare
- Portuguese: rosnado
- Russian: рыча́ние
- Spanish: refunfuñar
- French: grognement
grumble (grumbles, present participle grumbling; past and past participle grumbled)
- (intransitive) To make a low, growling or rumbling noise, like a hungry stomach or certain animals.
- The distant thunder grumbles.
- (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.
- (transitive) To utter in a grumbling fashion.
- See also Thesaurus:complain
- French: gargouiller
- Russian: урча́ть
- French: ronchonner, bougonner, rouspéter, grogner, grommeler, maugréer
- German: murren
- Portuguese: rosnar, resmungar
- Russian: ворча́ть
- Spanish: refunfuñar, rezongar