The music from Washington's harmonica ceased suddenly in the midst of a lofty flight, ending in a gurgle and a gasp.
The eternal laughter of youth quenched in a gurgle of the throat.
Oh, she'll understand if y' kind o' chuckle an' gurgle like a fam'ly man.
The gurgle of the water as it came out of the canteen, maddened him.
And they all took to holding water in their mouths that they might gurgle whenever anyone spoke to them.
Then the surface was broken with a gurgle, and the goggle-eyes appeared.
There was a clink of forks and plates, the gurgle of beer from bottles, the hum of talk, and the smell of many good things to eat.
With a gurgle of joy she caught the little object and fingered it lovingly.
The black liquor fell with a gurgle and splash into cracked glasses.
The yell died away to a gurgle, pinched short by the Winslow fingers.
early 15c., medical term for "gurgling heard in the abdomen," a native, echoic formation, or ultimately from Latin gurguliare, perhaps via Dutch, German gurgeln. Extended (non-anatomical) use, in reference to water over stones, etc., is first recorded 1713. "This phenomenon of long specialized use before becoming a part of the general vocabulary is often found in English" [Barnhart]. Related: Gurgled; gurgling. As a noun from early 15c.