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Pronunciation of Muddling: Learn how to pronounce Muddling in English correctly

Learn how to say Muddling correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word muddle:

[with object]
1bring into a disordered or confusing state:
they were muddling up the cards
confuse (a person or their thoughts):
Paul was hopelessly muddled by the rates of exchange
[no object, with adverbial] busy oneself in an aimless or ineffective way:
he was muddling about in the kitchen
2mix (a drink) or stir (an ingredient) into a drink.
[usually in singular]
an untidy and disorganized state or collection:
the finances were in a muddle
[mass noun]:
she was able to cut through confusion and muddle
a mistake arising from or resulting in confusion:
a bureaucratic muddle
Phrasal Verbs

muddle through (or Britishalong)
cope more or less satisfactorily despite lack of expertise, planning, or equipment:
while the children were young, we managed to muddle through
muddle something up
confuse two or more things with each other:
the words seemed to have got muddled up


late Middle English (in the sense ‘wallow in mud’): perhaps from Middle Dutch moddelen, frequentative of modden ‘dabble in mud’; compare with mud. The sense ‘confuse’ was initially associated with alcoholic drink (late 17th century), giving rise to ‘busy oneself in a confused way’ and ‘jumble up’ (mid 19th century)