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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in classic literature ?
More than half a mile was passed, before the rill rippled close around the base of an extensive and dry rock.
The poor bleeding heart was still, at last, and the river rippled and dimpled just as brightly as if it had not closed above it.
Her gown was of a soft white silky stuff that clung to her round young figure like a fish's skin, and it was rippled over with the gracefulest little fringy films of lace; she had deep, tender eyes, with long, curved lashes; and she had peachy cheeks, and a dimpled chin, and such a dear little rosebud of a mouth; and she was so dovelike, so pure, and so gracious, so sweet and so bewitching.
The titter that rippled around the room appeared to abash the boy, but in reality that result was caused rather more by his worshipful awe of his unknown idol and the dread pleasure that lay in his high good fortune.
They're dear, but such a bother, and cost so much to feed, you see," she rippled on.
The idlers on the beach were thinned in number; the sun was low in the heaven; the blue sea was darker, and rippled by a breeze.
A light breeze from the east rippled the surface of the waters.