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v. rip·pled, rip·pling, rip·ples
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.
To cause to form small waves or undulations.
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.]
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.]
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|Adj.||1.||rippled - uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves|
uneven - not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain"
|2.||rippled - shaken into waves or undulations as by wind; "the rippled surface of the pond"; "with ruffled flags flying"|
agitated - physically disturbed or set in motion; "the agitated mixture foamed and bubbled"