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bur·ble

 (bûr′bəl)
n.
1. A gurgling or bubbling sound, as of running water.
2. A rapid, excited flow of speech.
3. A separation in the boundary layer of fluid about a moving streamlined body, such as the wing of an airplane, causing a breakdown in the smooth flow of fluid and resulting in turbulence.
intr.v. bur·bled, bur·bling, bur·bles
1. To bubble; gurgle.
2. To speak quickly and excitedly; gush.

[Middle English burblen, to bubble.]

bur′bler n.
bur′bly adj.

burble

(ˈbɜːbəl)
vb
1. to make or utter with a bubbling sound; gurgle
2. (intr; often foll by away or on) to talk quickly and excitedly
3. (Aeronautics) (intr) (of the airflow around a body) to become turbulent
n
4. a bubbling or gurgling sound
5. a flow of excited speech
6. (Aeronautics) turbulence in the airflow around a body
[C14: probably of imitative origin; compare Spanish borbollar to bubble, gush, Italian borbugliare]
ˈburbler n

bur•ble

(ˈbɜr bəl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to make a bubbling sound; bubble; gurgle.
2. to speak in an excited manner; babble.
n.
3. a bubbling or gentle flow.
4. an excited flow of speech.
[1275–1325; Middle English; perhaps variant of bubble]
bur′bler, n.
bur′bly, adv.

burble


Past participle: burbled
Gerund: burbling

Imperative
burble
burble
Present
I burble
you burble
he/she/it burbles
we burble
you burble
they burble
Preterite
I burbled
you burbled
he/she/it burbled
we burbled
you burbled
they burbled
Present Continuous
I am burbling
you are burbling
he/she/it is burbling
we are burbling
you are burbling
they are burbling
Present Perfect
I have burbled
you have burbled
he/she/it has burbled
we have burbled
you have burbled
they have burbled
Past Continuous
I was burbling
you were burbling
he/she/it was burbling
we were burbling
you were burbling
they were burbling
Past Perfect
I had burbled
you had burbled
he/she/it had burbled
we had burbled
you had burbled
they had burbled
Future
I will burble
you will burble
he/she/it will burble
we will burble
you will burble
they will burble
Future Perfect
I will have burbled
you will have burbled
he/she/it will have burbled
we will have burbled
you will have burbled
they will have burbled
Future Continuous
I will be burbling
you will be burbling
he/she/it will be burbling
we will be burbling
you will be burbling
they will be burbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been burbling
you have been burbling
he/she/it has been burbling
we have been burbling
you have been burbling
they have been burbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been burbling
you will have been burbling
he/she/it will have been burbling
we will have been burbling
you will have been burbling
they will have been burbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been burbling
you had been burbling
he/she/it had been burbling
we had been burbling
you had been burbling
they had been burbling
Conditional
I would burble
you would burble
he/she/it would burble
we would burble
you would burble
they would burble
Past Conditional
I would have burbled
you would have burbled
he/she/it would have burbled
we would have burbled
you would have burbled
they would have burbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.burble - flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noiseburble - 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"

burble

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

burble

[ˈbɜːbl] VI
1. [baby] → hacer gorgoritos; [stream] → burbujear
2. (pej) [person] (= talk) → farfullar

burble

[ˈbɜːrbəl]
vi
[water, river] → murmurer
(= talk) [person] → marmonner
to burble about sth → jacasser au sujet de qch
to burble on about sth → radoter sur (le thème de) qch
vt (= say) → marmonner

burble

vi
(stream)plätschern, gurgeln
(fig, person) → plappern; (baby)gurgeln; what’s he burbling (on) about? (inf)worüber quasselt er eigentlich? (inf)
n (of stream)Plätschern nt, → Gurgeln nt; (on tape etc) → Gemurmel nt

burble

[ˈbɜːbl] vi
b. (pej) → borbottare
what's he burbling (on) about? → che cosa sta borbottando?
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