gurgle

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Etymology[edit]

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).

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Verb[edit]

gurgle ‎(third-person singular simple present gurgles, present participle gurgling, simple past and past participle gurgled)

  1. To flow with a bubbling sound.
    The bath water gurgled down the drain.
    • Young
      Pure gurgling rills the lonely desert trace, / And waste their music on the savage race.
  2. To make such a sound.
    The baby gurgled with delight.

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Noun[edit]

gurgle ‎(plural gurgles)

  1. A gurgling sound.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      Then the conversation broke off, and there was little more talking, only a noise of men going backwards and forwards, and of putting down of kegs and the hollow gurgle of good liquor being poured from breakers into the casks.

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

gurgle

  1. First-person singular present of gurgeln.
  2. Imperative singular of gurgeln.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of gurgeln.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of gurgeln.