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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
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Origin of rumble

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English verb romblen, rumblen; compare Dutch rommelen, probably imitative of the sound; 1940–45 for def. 3

OTHER WORDS FROM rumble

rumbler, nounrum·bling·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for rumble

rumble
/ (ˈrʌmbəl) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of rumble

rumbler, nounrumbling, adjectiverumblingly, adverb

Word Origin for rumble

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