grumble

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Pronunciation /ˈɡrʌmb(ə)l/
verb
1 reporting verb Complain about something in a bad-tempered way.
with direct speech ‘‘I’m getting old,’ she grumbled’
2 no object Make a low rumbling sound.
3 no object (of an internal organ) give intermittent discomfort.
noun
1 A complaint.
2 A low rumbling sound.

Origin
Late 16th century from obsolete grumme (probably of Germanic origin and related to Dutch grommen) + -le.

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Red preferred to grouse than grumble
And to speak clearly, not to mumble.
One might never expect him to stumble,
And would not call him humble.

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