rumple

noun
rum·​ple | \ ˈrəm-pəl How to pronounce rumple (audio) \

Definition of rumple

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rumple

verb
rumpled; rumpling\ ˈrəm-​p(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce rumpling (audio) \

Definition of rumple (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

2 : to make unkempt : tousle

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Synonyms & Antonyms for rumple

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of rumple in a Sentence

Verb He rumpled her hair affectionately. the guest rumpled the antique bedspread by lying down on it
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The sleeves of her green satin gown are rolled up at her wrists, and its skirt rumples against the polished floor. Stephen O’connor, Harper's Magazine, "The Interpretation of Dreams," 27 Apr. 2020 The sleeves of her green satin gown are rolled up at her wrists, and its skirt rumples against the polished floor. Stephen O’connor, Harper's Magazine, "The Interpretation of Dreams," 27 Apr. 2020 The sleeves of her green satin gown are rolled up at her wrists, and its skirt rumples against the polished floor. Stephen O’connor, Harper's Magazine, "The Interpretation of Dreams," 27 Apr. 2020 The sleeves of her green satin gown are rolled up at her wrists, and its skirt rumples against the polished floor. Stephen O’connor, Harper's magazine, "The Interpretation of Dreams," 20 Jan. 2020 The front-runner to be the next British prime minister, Boris Johnson, is barnstorming across the countryside, campaigning on his Latin-quoting, rumple-suited, Oxford-educated, optimistic, populist Englishness. Washington Post, "Boris Johnson says he’s prepared for a no-deal Brexit. Critics say that’s reckless.," 6 July 2019 The end of Chasm 1 is currently about 2.5 miles away from the ice rumples. National Geographic, "This giant chunk of ice could break off Antarctica any day," 25 Mar. 2019 The rumples form when the bottom of the ice shelf, which flows downhill toward the ocean like very slow putty, runs up against an underwater ridge. National Geographic, "This giant chunk of ice could break off Antarctica any day," 25 Mar. 2019 Or Liz Taylor, whose luxe rumple of espresso curls had all the drama of her famous violet eyes. Sophie Schulte-hillen, Vogue, "The Best Brunettes of All Time, From Jackie O to Penélope Cruz," 28 July 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Anthony’s lawyer, Marty Lumetta (Richard Schiff, the picture of rumpled, put-upon frustration), has also worked too many of these cases to be optimistic. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "Alfre Woodard is magnificent in prison drama ‘Clemency’," 6 Feb. 2020 Anthony’s lawyer, Marty Lumetta (Richard Schiff, the picture of rumpled, put-upon frustration), has also worked too many of these cases to be optimistic. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "Alfre Woodard is magnificent in prison drama ‘Clemency’," 6 Feb. 2020 Anthony’s lawyer, Marty Lumetta (Richard Schiff, the picture of rumpled, put-upon frustration), has also worked too many of these cases to be optimistic. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "Alfre Woodard is magnificent in prison drama ‘Clemency’," 6 Feb. 2020 It was returned to me with its chiffon over-layer in shreds and my previously thriving silk buds were rumpled, drooping, and wilted—like a flower bed dug up by the neighbor’s dog. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Vintage Garments," 16 Mar. 2020 Anthony’s lawyer, Marty Lumetta (Richard Schiff, the picture of rumpled, put-upon frustration), has also worked too many of these cases to be optimistic. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "Alfre Woodard is magnificent in prison drama ‘Clemency’," 6 Feb. 2020 Anthony’s lawyer, Marty Lumetta (Richard Schiff, the picture of rumpled, put-upon frustration), has also worked too many of these cases to be optimistic. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "Alfre Woodard is magnificent in prison drama ‘Clemency’," 6 Feb. 2020 Anthony’s lawyer, Marty Lumetta (Richard Schiff, the picture of rumpled, put-upon frustration), has also worked too many of these cases to be optimistic. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "Alfre Woodard is magnificent in prison drama ‘Clemency’," 6 Feb. 2020 Anthony’s lawyer, Marty Lumetta (Richard Schiff, the picture of rumpled, put-upon frustration), has also worked too many of these cases to be optimistic. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, "Alfre Woodard is magnificent in prison drama ‘Clemency’," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of rumple

Noun

circa 1513, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1593, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for rumple

Verb

Dutch rompelen; akin to Old High German rimpfan to wrinkle

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The first known use of rumple was circa 1513

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“Rumple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rumple. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for rumple

rumple

verb

English Language Learners Definition of rumple

: to make (something) messy or wrinkled

rumple

verb
rum·​ple | \ ˈrəm-pəl How to pronounce rumple (audio) \
rumpled; rumpling

Kids Definition of rumple

: to make (something) messy or wrinkled

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