The rumble in the distance from the approaching thunderstorm alerted the beach goers to take cover.
- A rumble is defined as a continuous deep sound, or is slang for a street fight.
- The sound of distant thunder is an example of a rumble.
- A street fight between two gangs is an example of a rumble.
- The definition of rumble is to use a deep voice, to make a continuous deep sound, or to become involved in a fight.
- A man with a gruff, deep voice is an example of someone who rumbles when he talks.
- When a garbage truck with a noisy engine moves down the street, this is an example of when it rumbles down the street.
- When two street gangs get into a fight, this is an example of when they rumble.
intransitive verb-·bled, -·bling
- to make a deep, heavy, continuous, rolling sound, as thunder
- to move or go with such a sound
- Slang to participate in a rumble (noun)
Origin of rumbleMiddle English romblen, probably from Middle Dutch rommelen from Indo-European base an unverified form reu- from source rune, rumor
- to cause to make, or move with, such a sound
- to utter or say with such a sound
- to polish, mix, etc. in a rumble, or tumbling box
- a deep, heavy, continuous, rolling sound
- a widespread expression of discontent or restiveness
- a space for luggage or a small extra seat, as for servants, in the rear of a carriage
- tumbling box
- Slang a fight between gangs, esp. of teenagers
verbrum·bled, rum·bling, rum·bles
- To make a deep, long, rolling sound.
- To move or proceed with a deep, long, rolling sound.
- Slang To engage in a gang fight.
- To utter with a deep, long, rolling sound.
- To polish or mix (metal parts) in a tumbling box.
- A deep, long, rolling sound.
- A tumbling box.
- A luggage compartment or servant's seat in the rear of a carriage.
- Slang a. Pervasive, widespread expression of unrest or dissatisfaction.b. A gang fight.
Origin of rumbleMiddle English romblen perhaps from Middle Dutch rommelen or from Middle Low German rummeln
- A low, heavy, continuous sound, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach.
- The rumble from passing trucks made it hard to sleep at night.
- (slang) A street fight or brawl.
- A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
- (dated) A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
(third-person singular simple present rumbles, present participle rumbling, simple past and past participle rumbled)
- To make a low, heavy, continuous sound.
- If I don't eat, my stomach will rumble.
- I could hear the thunder rumbling in the distance.
- To discover deceitful or underhanded behaviour.
- The police is going to rumble your hideout.
- To move while making a rumbling noise.
- The truck rumbled over the rough road.
- (slang) To fight; to brawl.
- To cause to pass through a rumble, or polishing machine.