Translation of mumble in Spanish:

mumble

hablar entre dientes, v.

Pronunciation /ˈməmbəl//ˈmʌmb(ə)l/

intransitive verb

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    hablar entre dientes
    farfullar
    don't mumble, I can't hear a word! ¡habla claro / no hables entre dientes, que no te oigo!
    • I heard Katie and Juliette mumbling to each other about remembering the street, and I saw Tommy eyeing everyone and everything.
    • From the bunk room, they heard Joey mumbling in his sleep.
    • Though, once the lights were out, before I fell asleep, all I could hear was Maggie mumbling to herself and rolling around in bed so I just assumed she was asleep.
    • I could hear him mumbling something and then there was silence.
    • I mumble a noncommittal reply and decide not to mention the TV series I present.
    • So don't be surprised if you hear me mumble: ‘Would you like fries with that?’
    • While asleep, victims are often heard mumbling, ‘It's not fair, it's not fair.’
    • When I hear people mumbling away about what a terrible world this is to bring children into, I want to spit.
    • He kept mumbling indistinctly to himself… I couldn't understand most of it.
    • There was no easy answer, and I mumbled some rubbish about looking for a last-minute bargain.
    • Embarrassed, all he could manage was mumble an incoherent reply.
    • Brandon mumbled an inaudible reply before seating himself at the breakfast bar.
    • I have my speaker set on high - I can hear mumbling, but I cannot discern or understand what it is he is saying, at all.
    • I tried to see what was going on but I couldn't focus all I saw was blurry figures and all I could hear was mumbling.
    • If you can't hum quietly, then mumble loudly these wallopy words under your breath.
    • The man began mumbling quietly under his breath.
    • Lisa mumbled a reply as she chewed on a pen, and William went on with what he wanted.
    • Curious onlookers soon went back to their work, mumbling quietly to themselves.
    • She heard him mumble something indistinct, and he tried to spit at her, but his aim left a lot to be desired.
    • They mumbled quietly to each other for the rest of the journey.

transitive verb

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    he always mumbles his words habla mascullando / entre dientes
    • he mumbled an apology farfulló / masculló una disculpa

noun

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    he spoke in a mumble hablaba farfullando
    • Soren's voice came out in more of a mumble than anything else.
    • His voice drops to a conspiratorial mumble: ‘Every month, they send us a tape we have to play.’
    • A couple of kids chimed in and their voices were lost in a huge mumble of slurred vowels and consonances in my scrambled brain.
    • They were answered by a faint mumble from beside him.
    • His voice trailed off into an absorbed mumble as he tried to jot everything down.
    • There was an uncertain mumble from the group in general. ‘All right then.’
    • It came out as a mumble with all the stuffed bread in his mouth.
    • Everything starts to come out as an eyes-to-the-desk mumble.
    • He prefers to sing in a blurry mumble, letting his meanings emerge in the scuffed and yearning tone of his voice as much as in the words themselves.
    • As I couldn't quite find the words to respond to that, I decided a mumble and a nod of the head would suffice.
    • His speech is something between a muffle and a mumble, a perpetual whisper beneath the breath.
    • But all that came out was a mumble, and then she coughed.
    • Her voice was a mere mumble as she answered back.
    • She let her voice go right down to a mumble at the end and looked up to meet his sympathetic brown eyes.
    • Jeff just shook his bald head and looked down with a mumble.
    • His speech is a mumble, his face immobile, his gait unsteady.
    • There's a mumble of gibberish, broken words, broken thoughts, and I realize that my brother can't talk anymore.
    • ‘I love him,’ Lily repeated, though her voice was little more than a mumble.
    • His voice dropped to a mumble, his grip on my wrist loosened and he stopped struggling so much.
    • It looks now as though I will have to, as no one wants a teacher who barely achieves an incomprehensible mumble, even if it could be in any one of five languages.