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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a loud low dull continuous noise;
- Example: "they heard the rumbling of thunder"
[syn: rumble, rumbling, grumble, grumbling]

2. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone;
[syn: grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering]


VERB (4)

1. show one's unhappiness or critical attitude;
- Example: "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"
- Example: "We grumbled about the increased work load"
[syn: grouch, grumble, scold]

2. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath;
- Example: "she grumbles when she feels overworked"
[syn: murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl]

3. to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds;
- Example: "he grumbled a rude response"
- Example: "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
[syn: grumble, growl, rumble]

4. make a low noise;
- Example: "rumbling thunder"
[syn: rumble, grumble]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grumble \Grum"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grunbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Grumbling.] [Cf. LG. grummeln, grumen, D. grommelen, grommen, and F. grommeler, of German origin; cf. W. grwm, murmur, grumble, surly. [root]35. Cf. Grum, Grim.] 1. To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner. [1913 Webster] L'Avare, not using half his store, Still grumbles that he has no more. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey. [1913 Webster] 3. To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grumble \Grum"ble\, v. t. To express or utter with grumbling. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grumble \Grum"ble\, n. 1. The noise of one that grumbles. [1913 Webster] 2. A grumbling, discontented disposition. [1913 Webster] A bad case of grumble. --Mrs. H. H. Jackson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grumble n 1: a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder" [syn: rumble, rumbling, grumble, grumbling] 2: a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone [syn: grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering] v 1: show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load" [syn: grouch, grumble, scold] 2: make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: murmur, mutter, grumble, croak, gnarl] 3: to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff" [syn: grumble, growl, rumble] 4: make a low noise; "rumbling thunder" [syn: rumble, grumble]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "grumble": air a grievance, beef, belch, bellyache, bitch, blare, blat, boom, booming, brawl, bray, burr, buzz, cackle, cannonade, caw, chirr, clamor, clang, clangor, clank, clash, complain, crab, craunch, croak, crump, crunch, echo, fret, fret and fume, fuss, gnarl, grind, gripe, groan, grouch, grouse, growl, growling, grumbling, grunt, hiss, holler, howl, jangle, jar, kick, lodge a complaint, moan, murmur, mutter, peal, raise a howl, rasp, reboation, rebound, reecho, register a complaint, resound, resounding, reverberation, roar, roll, rumble, rumbling, scold, scranch, scrape, scratch, scrunch, snap, snarl, snore, spit, squawk, take on, thunder, thundering, twang, whine, yap, yelp