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grumbling

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrumblinggrum‧bling /ˈɡrʌmblɪŋ/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable] (also grumblings [plural]) a complaint about something 🔊 She paid up, with some grumbling. 🔊 Soon, the grumblings turned to open discontent.2 [uncountable] a low continuous sound 🔊 the grumbling of distant thunder
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grumblingTo their creaking and grumbling was added a new note, comparable to music.In many cases, however, it is expressed as an intermittent grumbling of practitioners rather than as a systematic counter-argument.A muted grumbling followed, then the slamming of a door.
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