verb (used without object), gur·gled, gur·gling.
verb (used with object), gur·gled, gur·gling.
- gurdjieff, george ivanovich,
- gurgling rale,
Origin of gurgle
Examples from the Web for gurgle
Don tried to speak again, but the words were suffocated by the gurgle of laughter.The Adventures of Don Lavington|George Manville Fenn
And here was its northern replica—sunken area paved with gold-brown brick, the gurgle of water among the stones.Child and Country|Will Levington Comfort
The fellow had begun' a cry, which broke off suddenly into a gurgle as Galliard's fingers closed about his windpipe.The Tavern Knight|Rafael Sabatini
For some seconds it seemed as if her laughter was getting beyond her control, but at last she checked it with a gurgle.From One Generation to Another|Henry Seton Merriman
Instead he blushed uncomfortably at the gurgle in her throat.Then I'll Come Back to You|Larry Evans
Word Origin for gurgle
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.