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
There were rumblings about rising prices.
Recent Examples of rumbling from the Web
Unlike other volcanoes, where eruptions are preceded by weeks or even months of telltale rumblings courtesy of monitoring equipment, Bogoslof is a mystery.
There have been some hopeful rumblings among Game of Thrones fans that the long national nightmare that is the wait for George R.R. Martin’s next installment of A Song of Ice and Fire might soon be over.
Sensing rumblings of discontent, battalions of bitter badgers burst from their burrows to battle their belittlers.
Verlander was the Tigers’ chic trade deadline pick last week, his value explored by Yahoo’s Jeff Passan with a number of other rumblings from national writers.
Tuesday’s packed slate of games allowed for plenty of rumblings, including the Cubs’ weaknesses, another key injury for the Mets and an intriguing call up out in San Francisco.
Even the rumbling of thunder, or a piece of fruit falling from a tree onto the tin roof of the IDP center, sets her heart racing and turns her mouth dry with terror.
Like the low thunder that precedes Mindanao's downpours, there have been rumblings of Islamist uprisings on the island for some time.
From time to time, the low-flying jets overhead or the A train rumbling by are jolting reminders that Rockaway Beach is part of New York City.
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First Known Use of rumbling
RUMBLING Defined for English Language Learners
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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