intransitive verb-·gled, -·gling
- to flow with a bubbling or rippling sound, as water from a narrow-necked bottle does
- to make such a sound in the throat, as a contented baby does
Origin of gurgleprobably echoic origin, originally , as in German gurgeln, or uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to Italian gorgogliare from Classical Latin gurgulio, gullet
to utter with a gurgling sound
the act or sound of gurgling
verbgur·gled, gur·gling, gur·gles
- To flow in a broken irregular current with a bubbling sound: water gurgling from a bottle.
- To make a sound similar to this: The baby gurgled with pleasure.
To express or pronounce with a broken, irregular, bubbling sound.
Origin of gurgleFrom Middle English gurguling a gurgling sound in the abdomen from Medieval Latin gurgulāre to gurgle from Latin gurguliō gullet
(third-person singular simple present gurgles, present participle gurgling, simple past and past participle gurgled)
- A gurgling sound.