verb (used without object), rum·bled, rum·bling.
verb (used with object), rum·bled, rum·bling.
Origin of rumble
Examples from the Web for rumbled
Orlando stayed where he was as the first car and half of the second rumbled over them.Strangers Rally to Help Blind Man Keep His Guide Dog|Michael Daly|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is the only chance Ill give you to climb in with the music, he rumbled.The Making of Bobby Burnit|George Randolph Chester
The trailer-truck with the Wild Life Control markings on it rumbled past.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It rumbled and rolled, muffled by distance, yet still clear.The Ethical Engineer|Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Word Origin for rumble
late 14c., "make a deep, heavy, continuous sound," also "move with a rolling, thundering sound," also "create disorder and confusion," probably related to Middle Dutch rommelen "to rumble," Middle High German rummeln, Old Norse rymja "to shout, roar," all of imitative origin. Related: Rumbled; rumbling.
late 14c., from rumble (v.). Slang noun meaning "gang fight" is from 1946. Meaning "backmost part of a carriage" is from 1808 (earlier rumbler, 1801), probably from the effect of sitting over the wheels; hence rumble seat (1828).