Gurgle meaning

gûrgəl
To make a sound similar to this.

The baby gurgled with pleasure.

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To flow in a broken irregular current with a bubbling sound.

Water gurgling from a bottle.

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To express or pronounce with a broken, irregular, bubbling sound.
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To flow with a bubbling or rippling sound, as water from a narrow-necked bottle does.
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To make such a sound in the throat, as a contented baby does.
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To utter with a gurgling sound.
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The act or sound of gurgling.
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To flow with a bubbling sound.

The bath water gurgled down the drain.

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To make such a sound.

The baby gurgled with delight.

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A gurgling sound.
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Origin of gurgle

  • From Middle English gurguling a gurgling sound in the abdomen from Medieval Latin gurgulāre to gurgle from Latin gurguliō gullet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back formation from Middle English gurguling "a rumbling in the belly". Akin to Middle Dutch and Middle Low German gorgelen "to gurgle", German gurgeln "to gargle", and perhaps to Latin gurgulio "throat"

    From Wiktionary