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gurgle

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verb gur·gle \ˈgər-gəl\

Simple Definition of gurgle

  • : 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

Full Definition of gurgle

gur·gledgur·gling play \-g(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to flow in a broken irregular current <the brook gurgling over the rocks>

  3. 2 :  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

Rhymes with gurgle


GURGLE Defined for Kids

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gurgle

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verb gur·gle \ˈgər-gəl\

Definition of gurgle

gur·gledgur·gling

  1. 1 :  to flow in a bubbling current <a gurgling stream>

  2. 2 :  to sound like a liquid flowing with a bubbling current




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gurgle

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noun gur·gle

Definition of gurgle

  1. :  a sound of or like liquid flowing with a bubbling current





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