gurgle

verb gur·gle \ ˈgər-gəl \

Definition of gurgle

gurgled; gurgling play \ˈgər-g(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
1 :to flow in a broken irregular current
  • the brook gurgling over the rocks
2 :to make a sound like that of a gurgling liquid
  • the baby gurgling in his crib

gurgle

noun

Examples of gurgle in a Sentence

  1. The water gurgled through the pipes.

  2. I was so hungry that you could hear my stomach gurgling.

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Origin and Etymology of gurgle

probably imitative

gurgle Synonyms

Synonyms
bubble, dribble, guggle, lap, plash, ripple, splash, trickle, wash
Antonyms
pour, roll, stream
Related Words
eddy, purl, swirl; swash, swish, swoosh, whish; drip, drop; gush, jet, rush, spew, spout, spurt, squirt
Near Antonyms
run

GURGLE Defined for English Language Learners

gurgle

verb

Definition of gurgle for English Language Learners

  • : 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


GURGLE Defined for Kids

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gurgle

verb gur·gle \ ˈgər-gəl \

Definition of gurgle for Students

gurgled; gurgling
1 :to flow in a bubbling current
  • a gurgling stream
2 :to sound like a liquid flowing with a bubbling current

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gurgle

noun

Definition of gurgle for Students

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


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