verb \ˈgər-gəl\

: to make the quiet sound of water moving over rocks, through a pipe, etc.

: to make a sound like a liquid boiling or bubbling

of a baby : to make happy and quiet sounds

gur·gledgur·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of GURGLE

intransitive verb
:  to flow in a broken irregular current <the brook gurgling over the rocks>
:  to make a sound like that of a gurgling liquid <the baby gurgling in his crib>
gurgle noun

Examples of GURGLE

  1. The water gurgled through the pipes.
  2. I was so hungry that you could hear my stomach gurgling.

Origin of GURGLE

probably imitative
First Known Use: 1596

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