Back formation from Middle English gurguling "a rumbling in the belly". Akin to Middle Dutch gorgelen (“to gurgle”), Middle Low German gorgelen (“to gurgle”), German gurgeln (“to gargle”), and perhaps to Latin gurguliō (“throat”).
- To flow with a bubbling sound.
- The bath water gurgled down the drain.
- Pure gurgling rills the lonely desert trace, / And waste their music on the savage race.
- To make such a sound.
- The baby gurgled with delight.
gurgle (plural gurgles)
- A gurgling sound.