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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 ?
Miss Bartlett, who was poor at figures, became bewildered and rendered up the sovereign, amidst the suppressed gurgles of the other youths.
Every rivulet that gurgles out of the rocks and sands of this part of the world is dubbed with the title of "fountain," and people familiar with the Hudson, the great lakes and the Mississippi fall into transports of admiration over them, and exhaust their powers of composition in writing their praises.
So intent was he upon this personal appraisement of his features that he did not hear the parting of the tall grass behind him as a great body pushed itself stealthily through the jungle; nor did his companion, the ape, hear either, for he was drinking and the noise of his sucking lips and gurgles of satisfaction drowned the quiet approach of the intruder.
No one could ever look quite so merry as Peter, and the loveliest of gurgles was his laugh.
If the only way to get home is to meet the Gurgles, then we've got to meet 'em.
So quietly did the little stream drip and ripple its way through the canyon that it spoke only in faint and occasional gurgles.
With a diabolical insight into the strongest part of his position, he is no sooner taken by the throat than he curls up his legs, forces his assailant to hang him, as it were, and gurgles in his throat, and screws his body, and twists, as already undergoing the first agonies of strangulation.
Sometimes it was a palpitation, sometimes a flutter; sometimes it was a sort of gasp or gurgle.
There was a gurgle in his throat and he was spitting blood.
I rose hastily, and was striding forward, when I distinctly noticed a covert movement somewhere near the middle of the carriage, and heard a low gurgle, which was instantly suppressed.
And, for Jerry, most delightful of all, there was the gurgle and plash of a brooklet that pursued its invisible way over mossy stones under a garmenture of tender and delicate ferns.
Sometimes this gurgle became sibilant, almost a whistle.