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Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘rumble’.

Rumble
Pronunciation:
\ˈrəm-bəl\
Function:
verb
Inflected Form(s):
rum·bled; rum·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\
Etymology:
Middle English; akin to Middle High German rummeln to rumble
Date:
14th century
intransitive verb
1: to make a low heavy rolling sound <thunder rumbling in the distance>
2: to travel with a low reverberating sound <wagons rumbled into town>
3: to speak in a low rolling tone
4: to engage in a rumbletransitive verb
1: to utter or emit in a low rolling voice
2British : to reveal or discover the true character of
rum·bler \-b(ə-)lər\ noun


rumble. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rumble
 
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