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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 ?
On land only the grass and trees wave, but the water itself is rippled by the wind.
2 : to pass or spread over or through <Laughter rippled through the crowd.
Limestones of the quarry are extracted by Nordkalk AS down to the rippled upper surface of the Paaskula Member in the upper half of the Kahula Formation.