gurgles

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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