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gur·gle

 (gûr′gəl)
v. gur·gled, gur·gling, gur·gles
v.intr.
1. To flow in a broken irregular current with a bubbling sound: water gurgling from a bottle.
2. To make a sound similar to this: The baby gurgled with pleasure.
v.tr.
To express or pronounce with a broken, irregular, bubbling sound.

[From Middle English gurguling, a gurgling sound in the abdomen, from Medieval Latin *gurgulāre, to gurgle, from Latin gurguliō, gullet.]

gur′gle n.
gur′gling·ly adv.

gurgle

(ˈɡɜːɡəl)
vb (intr)
1. (of liquids, esp of rivers, streams, etc) to make low bubbling noises when flowing
2. to utter low throaty bubbling noises, esp as a sign of contentment: the baby gurgled with delight.
n
the act or sound of gurgling
[C16: perhaps from Vulgar Latin gurgulāre, from Latin gurguliō gullet]
ˈgurgling adj

gur•gle

(ˈgɜr gəl)

v. -gled, -gling,
n. v.i.
1. to flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current: water gurgling from a bottle.
2. to make a sound as of water doing this; babble.
v.t.
3. to utter or express with a gurgling sound.
n.
4. the act or noise of gurgling.
[1555–65; compare Dutch, Middle Low German gorgelen, German gurgeln to gargle; akin to Latin gurguliō throat]

gurgle


Past participle: gurgled
Gerund: gurgling

Imperative
gurgle
gurgle
Present
I gurgle
you gurgle
he/she/it gurgles
we gurgle
you gurgle
they gurgle
Preterite
I gurgled
you gurgled
he/she/it gurgled
we gurgled
you gurgled
they gurgled
Present Continuous
I am gurgling
you are gurgling
he/she/it is gurgling
we are gurgling
you are gurgling
they are gurgling
Present Perfect
I have gurgled
you have gurgled
he/she/it has gurgled
we have gurgled
you have gurgled
they have gurgled
Past Continuous
I was gurgling
you were gurgling
he/she/it was gurgling
we were gurgling
you were gurgling
they were gurgling
Past Perfect
I had gurgled
you had gurgled
he/she/it had gurgled
we had gurgled
you had gurgled
they had gurgled
Future
I will gurgle
you will gurgle
he/she/it will gurgle
we will gurgle
you will gurgle
they will gurgle
Future Perfect
I will have gurgled
you will have gurgled
he/she/it will have gurgled
we will have gurgled
you will have gurgled
they will have gurgled
Future Continuous
I will be gurgling
you will be gurgling
he/she/it will be gurgling
we will be gurgling
you will be gurgling
they will be gurgling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gurgling
you have been gurgling
he/she/it has been gurgling
we have been gurgling
you have been gurgling
they have been gurgling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gurgling
you will have been gurgling
he/she/it will have been gurgling
we will have been gurgling
you will have been gurgling
they will have been gurgling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gurgling
you had been gurgling
he/she/it had been gurgling
we had been gurgling
you had been gurgling
they had been gurgling
Conditional
I would gurgle
you would gurgle
he/she/it would gurgle
we would gurgle
you would gurgle
they would gurgle
Past Conditional
I would have gurgled
you would have gurgled
he/she/it would have gurgled
we would have gurgled
you would have gurgled
they would have gurgled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gurgle - the bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.gurgle - flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noisegurgle - flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; "babbling brooks"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
gurgle - make sounds similar to gurgling water; "The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it"
2.gurgle - make sounds similar to gurgling water; "The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
burble, guggle, gurgle, ripple, bubble, babble - flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; "babbling brooks"
3.gurgle - drink from a flask with a gurgling sound
drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
4.gurgle - utter with a gurgling sound; "`Help,' the stabbing victim gurgled"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

gurgle

verb
1. ripple, lap, bubble, splash, murmur, babble, burble, purl, plash a narrow channel along which water gurgles
2. burble, crow, chuckle, babble Henry gurgles happily in his baby chair.
noun
1. ripple, lapping, bubble, splash, murmur, babble, burble, purl, plash We could hear the swish and gurgle of water against the hull.
2. burble, chuckle, ripple, babble There was a gurgle of laughter on the other end of the line

gurgle

verb
To flow or move with a low slapping sound:
Translations
pulputtaa

gurgle

[ˈgɜːgl]
A. N [of liquid] → borboteo m, gluglú m; [of baby] → gorjeo m
B. VI [liquid] → borbotear; [baby] → gorjear

gurgle

[ˈgɜːrgəl]
n
[water] → gargouillis m
[baby] → gargouillis m
a gurgle of laughter → un gloussement
vi
[water] → gargouiller
[baby] → gazouiller

gurgle

n (of liquid)Gluckern nt no pl; (of brook also)Plätschern nt no pl; (of baby)Glucksen nt no pl; to give a gurgle of pleasure/laughtervor Vergnügen/Lachen glucksen
vi (liquid)gluckern; (brook also)plätschern; (person)glucksen (→ with vor +dat)

gurgle

[ˈgɜːgl]
1. n (all senses) → gorgoglio

gurgle

n (stomach, etc.) gorgoteo; vi gorgotear
References in classic literature ?
If one of the family did but gurgle in his throat, a bystander would be likely enough to whisper, between jest and earnest,"He has Maule's blood to drink
And they all took to holding water in their mouths that they might gurgle whenever anyone spoke to them.
My dear," the compelling tone dropped to a soothing gurgle, "d'you suppose I don't know how it feels to come to a strange county--country I should say--away from one's own people?
And then, under this high-pitched, ringing sound there was another, more intermittent, a low, deep-chested laugh, a growling, throaty gurgle of merriment which formed a grotesque accompaniment to the shriek with which it was blended.
Sometimes it was a palpitation, sometimes a flutter; sometimes it was a sort of gasp or gurgle.
I hit him as hard as I could, and he--he'--she broke off into a little gurgle of laughter--'he tripped over a bush and fell right down; and I wasn't a bit ashamed.
This was the only sound; the wind had died away; the moonlit valley lay as still as the dread old house in its midst but for the splash and gurgle of the beck.
Pleasantly to their nostrils came the tender fragrance of the purple violets and wild thyme that grew within the dewy moisture of the edge of the little fountain, and pleasantly came the soft gurgle of the water.
It ended suddenly on its highest note with a choke and a gurgle.
Nations that do not snore and gurgle helplessly in paroxysms of plethora upon beds of formality and red tape
Jefferson's the night before; and would describe how they had heard the victim's shrieks and the brutal oaths and curses of the murderer, followed by the prayer for mercy, and the last dying gurgle of the corpse.
There was a gurgle in his throat and he was spitting blood.