borborygmus

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Etymology[edit]

From Greek βορβορυγμος (onomatopoeia).

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  • IPA(key): /bɔːbəˈrɪɡməs/

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borborygmus ‎(plural borborygmi)

  1. A rumbling sound made by the movement of gas in the intestines.
  2. Something resembling borborygmus, taken in a figurative sense.
    • 1991, Rebecca Goldstein, The Dark Sister, Penguin Books, 1993, p.36:
      Finally, the emotional borborygmus subsiding, she produced, at last, the words: "It is said 'Bonnet.' As the hat which is tied beneath the chin."

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