verb (used without object), gur·gled, gur·gling.
verb (used with object), gur·gled, gur·gling.
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
British Dictionary definitions for gurgle
Word Origin for gurgle
Word Origin and History 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.