The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty-Five – Vocabulary

Have you ever been upset with someone and so you say something negative about them under your breath? Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 25 identifies a specific word for that action. The vocab word is…

MUTTERING

Keep reading or watch the video below see how the word ‘muttering’ is used in The Prince and the Pauper.

MUTTERING

DEFINITION

(v.) to utter sounds/words with a low voice through partially-closed lips
FACTS/CHARACTERISTICS

often portraying a negative message
EXAMPLES

whispering
mumbling
complaining
NON-EXAMPLES

yelling
speaking clearly
screaming

Etymology

  • Language of Origin: Middle English (and German)
  • muteren = “to mutter”

Sentences/Additional Forms

  • Straightforward sentence: The girl began muttering as she walked away from her brother who ate the last cookie.
  • Sentence from the chapter: “He continued walking back and forth, muttering to himself; he had forgotten the King entirely.” (p. 154)
  • Other forms: muttered (adj), mutteringly (adv)

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References

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mutter

https://www.vecteezy.com/free-vector/cartoon-mouth-talking

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