10 English Phrases for Describing Speaking

  1. He yelled.
  2. She screamed.
  3. I whispered.
    (= spoke in an extremely quiet voice)
  4. We chatted.
    (= had an informal conversation)
  5. He mumbled.
    (= spoke in a low voice, not clearly, without opening his mouth much)
  6. My kids whined.
    (= complained)
  7. He rambled. / He went on and on.
    (= talked too much without stopping)
  8. She stammered.
  9. I snapped at my husband.
    (= said a quick and angry remark)
  10. He muttered.
    (= spoke in a low voice, usually making complaints or negative comments)

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