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


  • , frequentative of Middle Dutch grommen. Cognate with Middle Low German grummelen (> Low German grummeln), German grummeln, Norwegian dialectal grymja.

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