The music from Washington's harmonica ceased suddenly in the midst of a lofty flight, ending in a gurgle and a gasp.
The yell died away to a gurgle, pinched short by the Winslow fingers.
Oh, she'll understand if y' kind o' chuckle an' gurgle like a fam'ly man.
It was only to lick his thick lips and gurgle 233 noisily in his fat throat.
And they all took to holding water in their mouths that they might gurgle whenever anyone spoke to them.
It ended suddenly on its highest note with a choke and a gurgle.
There was a clink of forks and plates, the gurgle of beer from bottles, the hum of talk, and the smell of many good things to eat.
He pronounces it as if the g were the hard kind that starts off gurgle.
The black liquor fell with a gurgle and splash into cracked glasses.
The eternal laughter of youth quenched in a gurgle of the throat.
early 15c., medical term for "gurgling heard in the abdomen," a native, echoic formation, or ultimately from Latin gurguliare, perhaps via Dutch, German gurgeln. Extended (non-anatomical) use, in reference to water over stones, etc., is first recorded 1713. "This phenomenon of long specialized use before becoming a part of the general vocabulary is often found in English" [Barnhart]. Related: Gurgled; gurgling. As a noun from early 15c.