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verb rum·ble \ˈrəm-bəl\

Definition of rumble

rumbled

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rumbling

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  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a low heavy rolling sound <thunder rumbling in the distance>

  3. 2 :  to travel with a low reverberating sound <wagons rumbled into town>

  4. 3 :  to speak in a low rolling tone

  5. 4 :  to engage in a rumble

  6. transitive verb
  7. 1 :  to utter or emit in a low rolling voice

  8. 2 British :  to reveal or discover the true character of

rumbler

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Examples of rumble in a sentence

  1. Thunder rumbled in the distance.

  2. The train rumbles through town twice a day.

  3. We watched as the trucks rumbled past.

  4. The gangs rumbled in the alley.

Origin and Etymology of rumble

Middle English; akin to Middle High German rummeln to rumble


First Known Use: 15th century


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rumble

noun rum·ble

Definition of rumble

  1. 1a :  a low heavy continuous reverberating often muffled sound (as of thunder)b :  low frequency noise in phonographic playback caused by the transmission of mechanical vibrations by the turntable to the pickup

  2. 2 :  a seat for servants behind the body of a carriage

  3. 3a :  widespread expression of dissatisfaction or unrestb :  a street fight especially among gangs

Examples of rumble in a sentence

  1. I was awakened by the rumble of a train passing by.

15th Century

First Known Use of rumble

15th century

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RUMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

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verb rum·ble \ˈrəm-bəl\

Definition of rumble for English Language Learners

  • : to make a low, heavy, continuous sound or series of sounds

  • : to move along with a low, heavy, continuous sound

  • : to fight especially in the street


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rumble

noun rum·ble

Definition of rumble for English Language Learners

  • : a low, heavy sound or series of sounds

  • : a fight in the street especially between gangs


RUMBLE Defined for Kids

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rumble

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verb rum·ble \ˈrəm-bəl\

Definition of rumble for Students

rumbled

rumbling

  1. :  to make or move with a low heavy continuous sound <A truck rumbled by.>


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noun rum·ble

Definition of rumble for Students

  1. :  a low heavy rolling sound <a rumble of thunder>



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