how to pronounce grumble


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the above transcription of grumble is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

grumble is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of grumble in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… let's not grumble let's look at crumble …”

meanings of grumble


  1. A surly complaint.
  2. A low thundering, rumbling or growling sound.
  3. The sound made by a hungry stomach.


  1. To complain; to murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
  2. To utter in a grumbling fashion.
  3. To make a low, growling or rumbling noise, like a hungry stomach or certain animals.

grumble frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word grumble occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics grumble can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that grumble can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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