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If you are said to be speaking under you breath it means that you are making a comment (in the presence of other people) which only a few people near to you could possibly hear. The comment would normally be a disagreement with what someone else has said or is saying but where you would not want to make the disagreement entirely public but where you did want some others to know you were not happy. Another word for it is muttering.

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Was always taught to speak directly to others. Talking under ones breath diminishes yourself and others.
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Commenting (especially disagreeable) by speaking under breath or muttering is inappropriate. It is diminishing to one's self and others.n

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