burble(redirected from burbles)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
1. A gurgling or bubbling sound, as of running water.
2. A rapid, excited flow of speech.
3. A separation in the boundary layer of fluid about a moving streamlined body, such as the wing of an airplane, causing a breakdown in the smooth flow of fluid and resulting in turbulence.
intr.v. bur·bled, bur·bling, bur·bles
1. To bubble; gurgle.
2. To speak quickly and excitedly; gush.
[Middle English burblen, to bubble.]
1. to make or utter with a bubbling sound; gurgle
2. (intr; often foll by away or on) to talk quickly and excitedly
3. (Aeronautics) (intr) (of the airflow around a body) to become turbulent
4. a bubbling or gurgling sound
5. a flow of excited speech
6. (Aeronautics) turbulence in the airflow around a body
[C14: probably of imitative origin; compare Spanish borbollar to bubble, gush, Italian borbugliare]
v. -bled, -bling,
1. to make a bubbling sound; bubble; gurgle.
2. to speak in an excited manner; babble.n.
3. a bubbling or gentle flow.
4. an excited flow of speech.
[1275–1325; Middle English; perhaps variant of bubble]
Past participle: burbled
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||burble - flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; "babbling brooks"|
gurgle - make sounds similar to gurgling water; "The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it"