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  1. attended with, making, or causing a rumbling sound.
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Origin of rumbly

First recorded in 1870–75; rumble + -y1
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Examples from the Web for rumbly

Historical Examples

  • At the sound of that deep, rumbly, grumbly voice it looked for a few minutes as if school would be broken up for that day.

    The Burgess Animal Book for Children

    Thornton W. Burgess

  • Baker fired his automatic repeatedly near Kazu's ear, and presently his rumbly breathing changed and he opened his eyes.

    The Image and the Likeness

    John Scott Campbell

  • Buster growled a deep, grumbly, rumbly growl and started up after him.

    The Adventures of Bobby Coon

    Thornton W. Burgess

  • It still rained very hard, but the wind did not howl so loudly, and the lightning was not so scary, nor the thunder so rumbly.