Burble

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English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)bəl

Etymology

From Middle English burblen (to bubble).

Noun

Burble (plural Burbles)
  1. A bubbling, gurgling sound, as of a creek.
  2. A gush of rapid speech.
    She burbled on as if I cared to listen.
  3. The turbulent boundary layer about a moving streamlined body.

Verb

Burble (third-person singular simple present burbles, present participle burbling, simple past and past participle burbled)

  1. To bubble; to gurgle.
  2. To babble; To speak in an excited rush.

Thesaurus

babble, be stupid, blather, blither, blubber, boil, boil over, bubble, bubble over, bubble up, chatter, clack, dither, dote, drivel, drool, effervesce, ferment, fizz, fizzle, gabble, guggle, gurgle, hiss, lap, maunder, plash, plop, prattle, purl, rattle, ripple, run on, seethe, simmer, slobber, slosh, sparkle, splash, swash, swish, trill, wash, work, yak, yammer

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References

  • (etymology) American Heritage Dictionary.

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