V way prep/adv
The 'mumble' groupThese verbs are concerned with talking, singing, or playing a musical instrument in a particular way. The noun group is most frequently followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with through. The prepositional phrase indicates something such as a speech, a song, or concert.
The verbs in this group which most frequently have this pattern are croon, grunt, mumble, mutter, rap, shout, sing, slur, strum, whistle and yell.
ad-lib babble bawl belt blow bray croak croon curse drawl drone enunciate groan growl grunt holler hoot howl hum jam lisp moan mumble mutter pipe purr ramble rap shout shriek sing slur snap snarl sneer splutter squeak stammer strum tinkle toot wail warble whinge whisper whistle wisecrack yell
Bono crooned his way through 'Satellite Of Love', aided by a croaking image of Lou Reed on the huge TV screens.
Our chairman mumbled his way through a couple of prayers.
After Pauline stammered her way through an introduction, Nicola explained she was Ryman's wife.
Mark, energetically strumming his way through the irresistibly wistful 'Molly Malone', looks saintly.