gurgle

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verb gur·gle \ˈgər-gəl\

Definition of gurgle

gurgled

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gurgling

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  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

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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 Defined for English Language Learners

gurgle

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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

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verb gur·gle \ˈgər-gəl\

Definition of gurgle for Students

gurgled

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gurgling

  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 for Students

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



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