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katamutamu, v.t., v.i. Move (the lips), move (of the lips), mutter. Kua kamutamuta aia, no te mea kua mataku aia i te tuatua. He muttered (under his breath), because he was afraid to speak out; Kua akarongo matou i te kamutamuta i te ngutupa, ina ra kare e tangata i aere atu i te akara. We heard mutterings at the door, but nobody went to look; Ko te tamaiti kamutamuta teia i tona vaa i roto i te apii. This child is always muttering in class; Ko te ngutu ua tei katamutamu, kare rava e apinga i akarongoia. Only the lips moved, nothing could be heard. [ka-, muta RR with optional metathesis.]

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