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Meaning of GURGLE

Pronunciation:  'gurgul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck
  2. [v]  drink from a flask with a gurgling sound
  3. [v]  make sounds similar to gurgling water; "The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it"
  4. [v]  flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise, as of water; "babbling brooks"

GURGLE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: guggle
 See Also: drink, go, imbibe, sound, sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gur"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gurgled};p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gurgling}.] [Cf. It. gorgogliare to gargle, bubble up, fr.
    L. gurgulio gullet. Cf. {Gargle}, {Gorge}.]
    To run or flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current, as
    water from a bottle, or a small stream among pebbles or
          Pure gurgling rills the lonely desert trace, And waste
          their music on the savage race.          --Young.
  2. \Gur"gle\, n.
    The act of gurgling; a broken, bubbling noise. "Tinkling
    gurgles." --W. Thompson.
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