rumbling

[ ruhm-bling ]
/ ˈrʌm blɪŋ /

noun

Often rumblings. the first signs of dissatisfaction or grievance.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. rumanian,
  2. rumba,
  3. rumble,
  4. rumble seat,
  5. rumble strip,
  6. rumblingly,
  7. rumbly,
  8. rumbustious,
  9. rumelia,
  10. rumen

Origin of rumbling

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at rumble, -ing1

rumble

[ ruhm-buhl ]
/ ˈrʌm bəl /

verb (used without object), rum·bled, rum·bling.

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

noun

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.

Related formsrum·bler, nounrum·bling·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for rumbling

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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