Definition of Rumble

1. Noun. A loud low dull continuous noise. "They heard the rumbling of thunder"

Exact synonyms: Grumble, Grumbling, Rumbling
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Grumble, Grumble, Grumble, Grumble

2. Verb. Make a low noise. "The streets rumble with cars "; "Rumbling thunder"
Exact synonyms: Grumble
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Grumble, Grumbling, Rumbling

3. Noun. A servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage.
Group relationships: Carriage, Equipage, Rig
Generic synonyms: Seat

4. Verb. To utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds. "The meadows rumble with animals "; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
Exact synonyms: Growl, Grumble
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Growl, Growler, Growling, Growling, Grumble, Grumbling, Rumbling

5. Noun. A fight between rival gangs of adolescents.
Exact synonyms: Gang Fight
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap

Definition of Rumble

1. v. i. To make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder rumbles at a distance.

2. n. A noisy report; rumor.

3. v. t. To cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See Rumble, n., 4.

Definition of Rumble

1. Interjection. An onomatopoeia describing a rumbling noise ¹

2. Noun. A low pitched irregular noise, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) A street fight or brawl. ¹

4. Verb. To make a low pitched noise. ¹

5. Verb. To discover deceitful or underhanded behaviour. ¹

6. Verb. To move while making a rumbling noise. ¹

7. Verb. (slang) fight, brawl. ¹

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Definition of Rumble

1. to make a deep, thunderous sound [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rumble

rum cocktail
rum go
rum nose
rum sling
rumble (current term)
rumble seat
rumble seats

Literary usage of Rumble

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1870)
"Mr. rumble likewise told uie to bring my wife down to his house about 6 or 7 ... Mr. Greathead asked my name; and he said, "As Mr. rumble is not in town at ..."

2. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1869)
"We went to the dock-yard at about 11 am to the steam reserve office, and met rumble about half-past 1. rumble was coming through the dock-yard gate. ..."

3. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1869)
"Mr. rumble said yes, and asked us to come inside, He took ns into his back ... Mr. rumble then said the ship belonged to a friend of his, who had asked him ..."

4. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1888)
"There was testimony introduced upon the trial having a tendency to prove that the plaintiff, after the execution of the deed to Mrs. rumble, who had then ..."

5. Senate Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Public Documents and Executive by United States Congress. Senate (1870)
"rumble is not in town at present, I want to know if you will go in this ship, the Scylla ?" I said, "Yes, provided they would come to my terms. ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"beast, asleep and snoring with a dull and indefinite rumble. Every now and then we passed over a glade, and I saw the jagged outline of the shadow projected ..."

7. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"... proposed Remedy for American Overtrading—Views on " Annexation "—A rumble of the ... rumble ..."

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