gurgle

[gur-guhl]
verb (used without object), gurgled, gurgling.
1.
to flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current: The water gurgled from the bottle.
2.
to make a sound as of water doing this (often used of birds or of human beings).
verb (used with object), gurgled, gurgling.
3.
to utter or express with a gurgling sound: The baby gurgled its delight.
noun
4.
the act or noise of gurgling.

Origin:
1555–65; compare Dutch, Middle Low German gorgelen, German gurgeln to gargle; akin to Latin gurguliō throat

gurglingly, adverb


1, 2. bubble, burble, babble.
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gurgle (ˈɡɜːɡəl)
 
vb
1.  (of liquids, esp of rivers, streams, etc) to make low bubbling noises when flowing
2.  to utter low throaty bubbling noises, esp as a sign of contentment: the baby gurgled with delight
 
n
3.  the act or sound of gurgling
 
[C16: perhaps from Vulgar Latin gurgulāre, from Latin gurguliō gullet]
 
'gurgling
 
adj

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gurgle
c.1400, gurgitation, a medical term for "gurgling heard in the abdomen," from M.L. gurgulationem (nom. gurgulatio), of imitative origin. Extended (non-anatomical) use, in reference to water over stones, etc., is first recorded 1713.
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Example sentences
The engines from small motorboats gurgle as a few residents survey their property.
The first sign of pumping is when the pump begins to gurgle.
Before dressing the wound at every inspiration the air would gurgle and rush through the aperture.
And they would gurgle and chuckle, and nudge each other, and spread their shrivelled brown hands toward the flicker.
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