rumbling

[ ruhm-bling ]
/ ˈrʌm blɪŋ /

noun

Often rumblings. the first signs of dissatisfaction or grievance.

Origin of rumbling

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

Definition for rumbling (2 of 2)

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM rumble

rum·bler, nounrum·bling·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for rumbling

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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