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rumble

[ ruhm-buhl ]
/ ˈrʌm bəl /
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verb (used without object), rum·bled, rum·bling.

verb (used with object), rum·bled, rum·bling.

noun

RELATED WORDS

roar, resound, grumble, boom, roll

Nearby words

rumaki, rumal, rumania, rumanian, rumba, rumble, rumble seat, rumble strip, rumbling, rumblingly, rumbly

Origin of rumble

1325–75; 1940–45 for def 3; (v.) Middle English romblen, rumblen; compare Dutch rommelen, probably of imitative orig.; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.
SYNONYMS FOR rumble
Related formsrum·bler, nounrum·bling·ly, adverb
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rumble

/ (ˈrʌmbəl) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsrumbler, nounrumbling, adjectiverumblingly, adverb

Word Origin for rumble

C14: perhaps from Middle Dutch rummelen; related to German rummeln, rumpeln
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