An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to mump)
a. to mumble
Alfonzo no puede contar con los dedos sin musitar.Alfonzo cannot count on his fingers without mumbling.
b. to mutter
Escuché que la persona rezando junto a mí estaba musitando.I could hear that the person praying next to me was muttering.
c. to whisper
La maestra pidió silencio y los dos alumnos del fondo dejaron de musitar.The teacher asked for silence and the two students in the back stopped whispering.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to say in a low voice)
a. to mumble
"Dile a mi madre que la amo", musitó el soldado herido antes de fallecer en los brazos del sargento."Tell my mother I love her," mumbled the wounded soldier before he died in the sergeant's arms.
b. to whisper
Marcela musitó algo que no alcancé a escuchar.Marcela whispered something that I couldn't hear.
c. to mutter
"Me las vas a pagar", musitó Tomás enfadado mientras se iba."You'll pay for this," muttered Tomas as he walked away angrily.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to mutter, to mumble
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transitive verb
intransitive verb
to mumble; mutter
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