rum·bling

rum·bling
/ˈrʌmbəlıŋ/ noun, pl -blings
1 [count] : a low, heavy, continuous sound or series of sounds

rumblings of thunder

— usually singular

The rumbling of the thunder frightened the cat.

the rumbling of distant traffic

2 rumblings [plural] : written or spoken comments showing that people are unhappy about something

There were rumblings about rising prices.

the rumblings of revolution


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  • rum´bling|ly — rum|ble «RUHM buhl», verb, bled, bling, noun. –v.i. 1. to make a deep, heavy, continuous sound: »The thunder rumbled overhead. 2. to move with such a sound: »The train rumbled along over the tracks. –v.t. 1. to utter with a rumbling sound. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • rum|ble — «RUHM buhl», verb, bled, bling, noun. –v.i. 1. to make a deep, heavy, continuous sound: »The thunder rumbled overhead. 2. to move with such a sound: »The train rumbled along over the tracks. –v.t. 1. to utter with a rumbling sound. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • bling — am·bling; bau·bling; bling·er; bram·bling; cram·bling; crum·bling·ness; dab·bling·ly; dis·sem·bling·ly; fee·bling; fum·bling·ness; gar·bling; grum·bling·ly; hob·bling·ly; jum·bling·ly; mum·bling·ly; ram·bling·ly; roe·bling·ite; rum·bling·ly;… …   English syllables

  • rum — ag·a·rum; am·bu·lac·rum; an·ti·se·rum; as·a·rum; as·cy·rum; au·rum; bo·no·rum; bun·ga·rum; bu·pleu·rum; ci·trov·o·rum; cne·o·rum; cock·a·lo·rum; de·co·rum; di·spo·rum; du·rum; er·i·oph·o·rum; fag·o·py·rum; fal·cip·a·rum; fer·rum; fo·rum;… …   English syllables

  • rumblingly — rum·bling·ly …   English syllables

  • rumbling — /rum bling/, n. 1. Often, rumblings. the first signs of dissatisfaction or grievance. 2. rumble (def. 7). [1350 1400; ME; see RUMBLE, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rumbling — rum|bling [ˈrʌmblıŋ] n 1.) rumblings [plural] remarks that show that people are starting to become annoyed, or that a difficult situation is developing ▪ rumblings of discontent ▪ There have been rumblings about the need for better computers. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rumbling — rum|bling [ rʌmblıŋ ] noun 1. ) usually plural talk or signs of people being unhappy with a situation: There are rumblings in the banking sector that the system isn t working. 2. ) count usually singular a continuous deep sound: rumbling of: The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rumbling — rum•bling [[t]ˈrʌm blɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) cvb Often, rumblings. the first signs of dissatisfaction or grievance 2) cvb rumble 7) …   From formal English to slang

  • ly — ly·so·genesis; ly·so·genetic; Ly·sol; ly·so·lecithin; ly·so·zyme; ly·syl; ly·thra·ce·ae; ly·thra·les; ly·thrum; mach·i·a·vel·li·an·ly; ma·chine·ly; mac·ro·ceph·a·ly; mad·ly; mag·i·cal·ly; mag·is·te·ri·al·ly; mag·is·tral·ly; mag·net·i·cal·ly;… …   English syllables

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