rumbling

noun rum·bling \ ˈrəm-b(ə-)liŋ \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of rumbling

1 : rumble
2 : general but unofficial talk or opinion often of dissatisfaction usually used in plural
  • rumblings of political trouble
  • —Anthony Burgess

Examples of rumbling in a Sentence

  1. There were rumblings about rising prices.

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First Known Use of rumbling

14th century


RUMBLING Defined for English Language Learners

rumbling

noun

Definition of rumbling for English Language Learners

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

  • rumblings : written or spoken comments showing that people are unhappy about something



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