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burble

[ bur-buhl ]
/ ˈbɜr bəl /
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verb (used without object), bur·bled, bur·bling.

to make a bubbling sound; bubble.
to speak in an excited manner; babble.

noun

a bubbling or gentle flow.
an excited flow of speech.
Aeronautics. the breakdown of smooth airflow around a wing at a high angle of attack.

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Origin of burble

1275–1325; Middle English; perhaps variant of bubble
burbler, nounburbly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for burble

burble
/ (ˈbɜːbəl) /

verb

to make or utter with a bubbling sound; gurgle
(intr ; often foll by away or on) to talk quickly and excitedly
(intr) (of the airflow around a body) to become turbulent

noun

a bubbling or gurgling sound
a flow of excited speech
turbulence in the airflow around a body
burbler, noun
C14: probably of imitative origin; compare Spanish borbollar to bubble, gush, Italian borbugliare
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