UN peacekeepers—mainly from India—rumble by in armored vehicles, looking bored.
The rumble at Hofstra was thrilling—a heady blend of testosterone and pedantry.
Artillery and mortar duels all around the outskirts of Donetsk rumble angrily every day.
Look at the men playing football in the trenches in the First World War, the Thriller in Manila or the rumble in the Jungle.
They listen for the rumble of F16s or the boom of naval cannons.
The rumble of the distant thunder deepened to a heavy rolling which dominated the 250 dull roar of the breakers.
When, at last, he spoke, his voice was a rumble of strangely shy pleasure.
At a point along the gallery will be heard the rumble of a hidden river.
And a rumble quickly grew to an earth-shaking blast of thunder.
Far ahead I could see the black storm-clouds; and by and bye began to hear the rumble of thunder.
late 14c., "make a deep, heavy, continuous sound," also "move with a rolling, thundering sound," also "create disorder and confusion," probably related to Middle Dutch rommelen "to rumble," Middle High German rummeln, Old Norse rymja "to shout, roar," all of imitative origin. Related: Rumbled; rumbling.
late 14c., from rumble (v.). Slang noun meaning "gang fight" is from 1946. Meaning "backmost part of a carriage" is from 1808 (earlier rumbler, 1801), probably from the effect of sitting over the wheels; hence rumble seat (1828).
To steal; loot: ending a run by rumbling everything from airline glasses to grub (1970s+ Airline)