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rip·ple 1

 (rĭp′əl)
v. rip·pled, rip·pling, rip·ples
v.intr.
1.
a. To form or display little undulations or waves on the surface, as disturbed water does.
b. To flow with such undulations or waves on the surface.
2. To rise and fall gently in tone or volume.
v.tr.
To cause to form small waves or undulations.
n.
1. A small wave.
2. A wavelike motion; an undulation: the ripple of a flag.
3. A sound like that made by rippling water: a ripple of laughter.

[Middle English ripplen, to wrinkle, crease, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

rip′pler n.
rip′pling·ly adv.

rip·ple 2

 (rĭp′əl)
n.
A comblike, toothed instrument for removing seeds from flax and other fibers.
tr.v. rip·pled, rip·pling, rip·ples
To remove seeds from with a comblike, toothed instrument.

[Middle English, from *ripelen, to remove seeds; akin to Middle Low German repelen.]

ripple

(ˈrɪpəl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a slight wave or undulation on the surface of water
2. a small wave or undulation in fabric, hair, etc
3. a sound reminiscent of water flowing quietly in ripples: a ripple of laughter.
4. (Electronics) electronics an oscillation of small amplitude superimposed on a steady value
5. (Physical Geography) US and Canadian another word for riffle4
6. (Physical Geography) another word for ripple mark
vb
7. (intr) to form ripples or flow with a rippling or undulating motion
8. (Physical Geography) (tr) to stir up (water) so as to form ripples
9. (Physical Geography) (tr) to make ripple marks on
10. (intr) (of sounds) to rise and fall gently: her laughter rippled through the air.
[C17: perhaps from rip1]
ˈrippler n
ˈrippling adj
ˈripplingly adv
ˈripply adj

ripple

(ˈrɪpəl)
n
1. (Tools) a special kind of comb designed to separate the seed from the stalks in flax, hemp, or broomcorn
2. (Agriculture) a special kind of comb designed to separate the seed from the stalks in flax, hemp, or broomcorn
vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to comb with this tool
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch repelen, Middle High German reffen to ripple]
ˈrippler n

rip•ple

(ˈrɪp əl)

v. -pled, -pling,
n. v.i.
1. (of a liquid surface) to form small waves or undulations, as water agitated by a breeze.
2. to flow with a light rise and fall or ruffling of the surface.
3. to have, form, or fall in small undulations, ruffles, or folds.
4. (of sound) to move with a rising and falling tone, inflection, or magnitude: Laughter rippled through the crowd.
v.t.
5. to form small waves or undulations on; agitate lightly.
6. to mark as if with ripples; give a wavy form to.
n.
7. a small wave or undulation, as on water.
8. any movement or form similar to this: a ripple of lace at the hem.
9. a small rapid.
11. a sound as of water rippling: a ripple of laughter.
[1660–70; orig. uncertain]

ripple


Past participle: rippled
Gerund: rippling

Imperative
ripple
ripple
Present
I ripple
you ripple
he/she/it ripples
we ripple
you ripple
they ripple
Preterite
I rippled
you rippled
he/she/it rippled
we rippled
you rippled
they rippled
Present Continuous
I am rippling
you are rippling
he/she/it is rippling
we are rippling
you are rippling
they are rippling
Present Perfect
I have rippled
you have rippled
he/she/it has rippled
we have rippled
you have rippled
they have rippled
Past Continuous
I was rippling
you were rippling
he/she/it was rippling
we were rippling
you were rippling
they were rippling
Past Perfect
I had rippled
you had rippled
he/she/it had rippled
we had rippled
you had rippled
they had rippled
Future
I will ripple
you will ripple
he/she/it will ripple
we will ripple
you will ripple
they will ripple
Future Perfect
I will have rippled
you will have rippled
he/she/it will have rippled
we will have rippled
you will have rippled
they will have rippled
Future Continuous
I will be rippling
you will be rippling
he/she/it will be rippling
we will be rippling
you will be rippling
they will be rippling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rippling
you have been rippling
he/she/it has been rippling
we have been rippling
you have been rippling
they have been rippling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rippling
you will have been rippling
he/she/it will have been rippling
we will have been rippling
you will have been rippling
they will have been rippling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rippling
you had been rippling
he/she/it had been rippling
we had been rippling
you had been rippling
they had been rippling
Conditional
I would ripple
you would ripple
he/she/it would ripple
we would ripple
you would ripple
they would ripple
Past Conditional
I would have rippled
you would have rippled
he/she/it would have rippled
we would have rippled
you would have rippled
they would have rippled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ripple - a small wave on the surface of a liquidripple - a small wave on the surface of a liquid
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
2.ripple - (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
oscillation, vibration - (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
Verb1.ripple - stir up (water) so as to form ripplesripple - stir up (water) so as to form ripples
flow, flux - move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
2.ripple - flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noiseripple - 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"

ripple

noun
1. wave, tremor, oscillation, undulation the ripples on the sea's calm surface
2. (usually plural) consequence, result, side effect, backlash, sequel, repercussion, reverberation The problem has created economic ripples.
3. flutter, thrill, tremor, tingle, vibration, frisson The news sent a ripple of excitement through the Security Council.
verb
1. form ripples, lap, ruffle, babble, undulate Throw a pebble in a pool and it ripples.
Translations
تَمَوُّج، تَماوُجيَتَماوَج
vlněnívlnit
bølgering
kareväreväreillä
fodrozfodrozódás
gára
bangelėraibintiraibuliavimasraibuliuoti
ņirbaņirbētņirboņavilnīšiviļņot
kabbelenrimpeling
sčerenievlnenievlniť
dalgacıkhafif dalgalanmahafifçe dalgalan mak

ripple

[ˈrɪpl]
A. N (= small wave) → onda f, rizo m; (= sound) → murmullo m
a ripple of excitementun susurro or murmullo de emoción
a ripple of applauseunos cuantos aplausos
B. VTondular, rizar
C. VIrizarse
the crowd rippled with excitementel público se estremeció emocionado
D. CPD ripple effect Nreacción f en cadena, efecto m dominó
to have a ripple effectprovocar una reacción en cadena, tener un efecto dominó

ripple

[ˈrɪpəl]
n
(= small wave) (on water)ride f, ondulation f
(= sound) a ripple of laughter → des rires en cascade
a ripple of applause → des applaudissements en cascade
(= feeling) a ripple of excitement → un frisson d'excitation
a ripple of fear → un frisson de peur
ripples npl (= repercussions) → répercussions fpl
vi
[water, sea] → onduler
[muscles] → rouler

ripple

n
(in water) → kleine Welle; (of crops)sanftes Wogen no pl; little ripples spread out across the waterdas Wasser kräuselte sich; the wind blew across the grass in ripplesdas Gras wogte im Wind
(= noise)Plätschern nt; (of waves)Klatschen nt; a ripple of laughterein kurzes Lachen; (girls’) → ein perlendes Lachen
vi
(= undulate, water) → sich kräuseln; (crops)wogen
(= murmur, water) → plätschern; (waves)klatschen
vt waterkräuseln; cornwogen lassen; musclesspielen lassen

ripple

:
ripple effect
n (= knock-on effect)Nachwirkungen pl
ripple mark
n (on sand etc) → Rippelmarke f

ripple

[ˈrɪpl]
1. n (of water) → ondulazione f; (small wave) → increspatura; (noise, YYY, of voices) → mormorio; (of laughter) → fremito
2. vtincrespare
3. viincresparsi

ripple

(ˈripl) noun
a little wave or movement on the surface of water etc. He threw the stone into the pond, and watched the ripples spread across the water.
verb
to (cause to) have ripples. The grass rippled in the wind; The wind rippled the grass.
References in classic literature ?
Once a ripple came to land In the golden sunset burning-- Lapped against a maiden's hand, By the ford returning.
He wanted to get to the Country of the Growleywogs, and in order to do that he must cross the Ripple Land, which was a hard thing to do.
You can even detect a water-bug (Gyrinus) ceaselessly progressing over the smooth surface a quarter of a mile off; for they furrow the water slightly, making a conspicuous ripple bounded by two diverging lines, but the skaters glide over it without rippling it perceptibly.
She must get her boat into the current of the Floss, else she would never be able to pass the Ripple and approach the house; this was the thought that occurred to her, as she imagined with more and more vividness the state of things round the old home.
The following day still saw them scattered within sight of each other and heading different ways; but when, at last, the breeze came with the darkling ripple that ran very blue on a pale sea, they all went in the same direction together.
And from the opposite bank a sinister ripple, unseen by either man, moving steadily toward the half-naked swimmer.
Paul and his mother, ripple and great wave, had flowed into her life and ebbed out of it for ever.
There open fanes and gaping graves Yawn level with the luminous waves ; But not the riches there that lie In each idol's diamond eye - Not the gaily-jewelled dead Tempt the waters from their bed ; For no ripples curl, alas
Even the ripples were a danger to our overloaded craft, but the worst of it was that we were swept out of our true course and away from our proper landing-place behind the point.
I watched the circling ripples round the place at which it had sunk.
The wind blew hard and joggled the water of the ocean, sending ripples across its surface.
He felt the ripples upon his face and heard their separate sounds as they struck.