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
There have been rumblings about Aetna pulling out of Hartford for more than a year.
For the past three years at SEC spring meetings there have been rumblings of Auburn wanting to move to the East.
There have been some rumblings that Michigan wanted to back out of that?
On Wednesday, back on Walnut Street, the rumbling of freight and CTA trains sounded amid the occasional wind gusts.
Media outlets began to hear rumblings about this new software product.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'rumbling'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up rumbling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).