Origin of rumbling
verb (used without object), rum·bled, rum·bling.
verb (used with object), rum·bled, rum·bling.
Origin of rumble
Examples from the Web for rumbling
At the beginning there is a rumbling sound that seems to be feedback.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were rumbling past the square on their way back to their college when Pineda is said to have given her order.
School-age children with rumbling tummies move their styrofoam trays in an orderly lunch line.The Schools That Starve Students to Punish Deadbeat Parents|Brandy Zadrozny|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pizza Hut Middle East hopes to keep your stomach from rumbling with “Kit Kat Pops”, aka Kit Kat candy bars wrapped in pizza dough.A Chocolate-Dipped Potato Chip and More Crazy Food Creations|Alice Robinson|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Awful Sound” begins in a minor key, with a clackety, rumbling beat.‘Reflektor’ Makes Arcade Fire the Biggest Band in the World|Andrew Romano|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then we heard a crackling of whips and a rumbling of wheels.
We likened it to the rumbling of wheels in the corridor outside.The Law and the Lady|Wilkie Collins
I had not gone far, when I heard the rumbling of a wheelbarrow, and saw a little man wheeling a little woman along.Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI|Louisa M. Alcott
The rumbling of thunder was heard, and the sister went to close the window.The Saint|Antonio Fogazzaro
But suddenly, Pat became restless and uttered a rumbling growl.Samba|Herbert Strang
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).