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Meaning of RUMBLE

Pronunciation:  'rumbl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
  2. [n]  a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
  3. [n]  a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder"
  4. [v]  to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response."; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
  5. [v]  make a low noise, as of thunder

RUMBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: gang fight, growl, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumbling, rumbling
 See Also: carriage, combat, emit, equipage, fight, fighting, go, let loose, let out, noise, rig, seat, sound, utter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rum"ble\, v. i. [OE. romblen, akin to D. rommelen, G.
    rumpeln, Dan. rumle; cf. Icel. rymja to roar.]
    1. To make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder
       rumbles at a distance.
             In the mean while the skies 'gan rumble sore.
             The people cried and rombled up and down. --Chaucer.
    2. To murmur; to ripple.
             To rumble gently down with murmur soft. --Spenser.
  2. \Rum"ble\, n.
    1. A noisy report; rumor. [Obs.]
             Delighting ever in rumble that is new. --Chaucer.
    2. A low, heavy, continuous sound like that made by heavy
       wagons or the reverberation of thunder; a confused noise;
       as, the rumble of a railroad train.
             Clamor and rumble, and ringing and clatter.
             Merged in the rumble of awakening day. --H. James.
    3. A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
             Kit, well wrapped, . . . was in the rumble behind.
    4. A rotating cask or box in which small articles are
       smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
  3. \Rum"ble\, v. t.
    To cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See
    {Rumble}, n., 4.