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rumble

rum·ble

rumble

 
 
pronunciation:
ruhm bl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rumbled, rumbles, rumbling
definition 1: to make or emit a low, heavy, continuous sound, as of distant thunder.
The thunder rumbled in the distance.Is that your stomach rumbling?
similar words:
growl, grumble, roar, roll
definition 2: to move or advance with such a sound.
The huge truck rumbled over the train tracks.The traffic rumbled through the tunnel.
definition 3: (slang) of street gangs, to engage in a fight.
The police found out they were going to rumble that night.
similar words:
fight
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to utter with a low, heavy, rolling sound.
similar words:
growl
definition 2: to cause to emit such a sound.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a low, heavy, continuous sound, as of distant thunder.
At night, we could still hear the rumble of artillery fire.
similar words:
boom, growl, grumble, roar, roll
definition 2: a rear seat or compartment in a carriage, for servants or baggage.
definition 3: (slang) a fight between street gangs.
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derivations: rumblingly (adv.), rumbler (n.)