gurgle
intransitive verb (gurgled; gurgling) Etymology: probably imitative Date: 1596 1. to flow in a broken irregular current <
the brook gurgling over the rocks
>
2. to make a sound like that of a gurgling liquid <
the baby gurgling in his crib
>
gurgle noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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