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blub·ber 1

 (blŭb′ər)
v. blub·bered, blub·ber·ing, blub·bers
v.intr.
To sob noisily. See Synonyms at cry.
v.tr.
1. To utter while crying and sobbing.
2. To make wet and swollen by weeping.
n.
A loud sobbing.

[Middle English bluberen, to bubble, from bluber, foam.]

blub′ber·ing·ly adv.

blub·ber 2

 (blŭb′ər)
n.
1. The thick layer of fat between the skin and the muscle layers of whales and other marine mammals, from which an oil is obtained.
2. Excessive body fat.
3. Any of various large jellyfishes.
adj.
Swollen and protruding: blubber cheeks.

[Middle English bluber, foam.]

blub′ber·y adj.

blubber

(ˈblʌbə)
vb
1. to sob without restraint
2. to utter while sobbing
3. (tr) to make (the face) wet and swollen or disfigured by crying
n
4. (Zoology) a thick insulating layer of fatty tissue below the skin of aquatic mammals such as the whale: used by man as a source of oil
5. informal excessive and flabby body fat
6. the act or an instance of weeping without restraint
7. (Animals) Austral an informal name for jellyfish
adj
(often in combination) swollen or fleshy: blubber-faced; blubber-lips.
[C12: perhaps from Low German blubbern to bubble, of imitative origin]
ˈblubberer n

blub•ber

(ˈblʌb ər)
n.
1. the layer of fat below the skin of the whale or other large marine mammal.
2. excess body fat.
3. an act of noisy, unrestrained weeping.
v.i.
4. to weep noisily and without restraint.
v.t.
5. to utter, esp. incoherently, while weeping.
6. to contort (the features) with weeping.
adj.
7. puffed out: blubber-faced.
[1250–1300; Middle English bluber bubble, bubbling water, entrails, whale oil; appar. imitative]
blub′ber•er, n.
blub′ber•ing•ly, adv.

blub·ber

(blŭb′ər)
The thick layer of fat between the skin and the muscle layers of whales and other marine mammals. It insulates the animal from heat loss and serves as a food reserve.

blubber


Past participle: blubbered
Gerund: blubbering

Imperative
blubber
blubber
Present
I blubber
you blubber
he/she/it blubbers
we blubber
you blubber
they blubber
Preterite
I blubbered
you blubbered
he/she/it blubbered
we blubbered
you blubbered
they blubbered
Present Continuous
I am blubbering
you are blubbering
he/she/it is blubbering
we are blubbering
you are blubbering
they are blubbering
Present Perfect
I have blubbered
you have blubbered
he/she/it has blubbered
we have blubbered
you have blubbered
they have blubbered
Past Continuous
I was blubbering
you were blubbering
he/she/it was blubbering
we were blubbering
you were blubbering
they were blubbering
Past Perfect
I had blubbered
you had blubbered
he/she/it had blubbered
we had blubbered
you had blubbered
they had blubbered
Future
I will blubber
you will blubber
he/she/it will blubber
we will blubber
you will blubber
they will blubber
Future Perfect
I will have blubbered
you will have blubbered
he/she/it will have blubbered
we will have blubbered
you will have blubbered
they will have blubbered
Future Continuous
I will be blubbering
you will be blubbering
he/she/it will be blubbering
we will be blubbering
you will be blubbering
they will be blubbering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blubbering
you have been blubbering
he/she/it has been blubbering
we have been blubbering
you have been blubbering
they have been blubbering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blubbering
you will have been blubbering
he/she/it will have been blubbering
we will have been blubbering
you will have been blubbering
they will have been blubbering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blubbering
you had been blubbering
he/she/it had been blubbering
we had been blubbering
you had been blubbering
they had been blubbering
Conditional
I would blubber
you would blubber
he/she/it would blubber
we would blubber
you would blubber
they would blubber
Past Conditional
I would have blubbered
you would have blubbered
he/she/it would have blubbered
we would have blubbered
you would have blubbered
they would have blubbered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blubber - an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
animal oil - any oil obtained from animal substances
2.blubber - excess bodily weightblubber - excess bodily weight; "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"
bodily property - an attribute of the body
adiposeness, adiposity, fattiness - having the property of containing fat; "he recommended exercise to reduce my adiposity"
abdominousness, paunchiness - the bodily property of a protruding belly
greasiness, oiliness, oleaginousness - consisting of or covered with oil
corpulency, fleshiness, obesity - more than average fatness
steatopygia - an extreme accumulation of fat on the buttocks
Verb1.blubber - cry or whine with snufflingblubber - cry or whine with snuffling; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
weep, cry - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
2.blubber - utter while crying
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

blubber

noun
1. fat, fatty tissue, adipose tissue a thick layer of blubber
verb
1. weep, sob, wail, whimper, bawl, snivel, yowl, greet (Scot. or archaic), mewl, howl your eyes out To their surprise, their mother started to blubber like a child.

blubber

verb
To make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears:
Translations
دُهْن الحوت
tuk
spæk
spik
taukai
trāns
balina yağıyağ

blubber

1 [ˈblʌbəʳ] N [of whale, seal] → grasa f

blubber

2 [ˈblʌbəʳ]
A. Nlloriqueo m
she just wanted to have a good blubbertenía ganas de llorar
B. VI (= weep) → lloriquear
stop blubbering!¡deja ya de lloriquear!

blubber

[ˈblʌbər]
n (= fat) → blanc m de baleine
vi (pejorative)pleurer comme un veau

blubber

n
Walfischspeck m; (inf, on person) → Wabbelspeck m (inf)
(inf: = weep) to have a blubberflennen (inf), → heulen (inf)
vti (inf)flennen (inf), → heulen (inf)

blubber

[ˈblʌbəʳ]
1. n (of whales) → grasso di balena
2. vi (weep) → frignare

blubber

(ˈblabə) noun
the fat of whales and other sea animals.
References in classic literature ?
Then into the hollow goes the whalebone, so, tightly coiled, and another piece of blubber is fitted over the whale-bone.
Kadlu, Kotuko, Amoraq, and the boy-baby who kicked about in Amoraq's fur hood and chewed pieces of blubber all day, were as happy together as any family in the world.
Even so, they might have managed to scrape through the winter on their stock of frozen salmon and stored blubber, and what the traps gave them, but in December one of their hunters came across a tupik(a skin-tent) of three women and a girl nearly dead, whose men had come down from the far North and been crushed in their little skin hunting-boats while they were out after the long- horned narwhal.
In good seasons, when blubber was plentiful, the light in the boat-shaped lamps would be two feet high--cheerful, oily, and yellow.
Now the girl from the North had been lying near the lamp, eating very little and saying less for days past; but when Amoraq and Kadlu next morning packed and lashed a little hand- sleigh for Kotuko, and loaded it with his hunting-gear and as much blubber and frozen seal-meat as they could spare, she took the pulling-rope, and stepped out boldly at the boy's side.
It was good to eat seal-liver again; to fill the lamps recklessly with blubber, and watch the flame blaze three feet in the air; but as soon as the new sea-ice bore, Kotuko and the girl loaded the hand-sleigh, and made the two dogs pull as they had never pulled in their lives, for they feared what might have happened in their village.
They explained also what they wanted, by acting as if they had a piece of blubber in their mouth, and then pretending to cut instead of tear it.
As soon as the blubber was brought into a wigwam, an old man cut off thin slices, and muttering over them, broiled them for a minute, and distributed them to the famished party, who during this time preserved a profound silence.
We have no reason to believe that they perform any sort of religious worship; though perhaps the muttering of the old man before he distributed the putrid blubber to his famished party, may be of this nature.
He has taken care not to blubber or sniffle, lest we should find out that he is crying.
And then, while I worked at building the hut, Maud tried out the oil from the blubber and kept a slow fire under the frames of meat.
It's WELL for you to set there and blubber like a baby -- it's fitten for you, after the way you've acted.