rumbling
noun Date: 14th century 1. rumble 2. general but unofficial talk or opinion often of dissatisfaction — usually used in plural <
rumblings of political trouble — Anthony Burgess
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  • Rumbling — Rum bling, a. & n. from {Rumble}, v. i. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rumbling — UK [ˈrʌmblɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms rumbling : singular rumbling plural rumblings 1) [usually plural] talk or signs of people being unhappy with a situation There are rumblings in the banking sector that the system isn t working. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • rumbling — rum|bling [ rʌmblıŋ ] noun 1. ) usually plural talk or signs of people being unhappy with a situation: There are rumblings in the banking sector that the system isn t working. 2. ) count usually singular a continuous deep sound: rumbling of: The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rumbling — [[t]rʌ̱mblɪŋ[/t]] rumblings 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A rumbling is a low continuous noise. ...the rumbling of an empty stomach... Our peace was soon shattered by loud rumblings and explosions like cannon fire. 2) N COUNT: usu pl, oft N prep… …   English dictionary

  • rumbling — I noun a loud low dull continuous noise they heard the rumbling of thunder • Syn: ↑rumble, ↑grumble, ↑grumbling • Derivationally related forms: ↑grumble (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rumbling — 1. adjective Deep and slow sounding. His rumbling voice fit the solemn occasion. 2. noun The sound of complaint. The rumblings of the masses precedes the crumbling of the state …   Wiktionary

  • rumbling — adj. Rumbling is used with these nouns: ↑stomach, ↑thunder …   Collocations dictionary

  • rumbling — rum|bling [ˈrʌmblıŋ] n 1.) rumblings [plural] remarks that show that people are starting to become annoyed, or that a difficult situation is developing ▪ rumblings of discontent ▪ There have been rumblings about the need for better computers. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rumbling — noun 1 rumblings comments that show that people are starting to become annoyed, or that a difficult situation is developing: rumblings of discontent 2 (countable usually singular) a rumbling noise …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rumbling — /ˈrʌmblɪŋ/ (say rumbling) noun 1. a deep, heavy, continuous, resonant sound, as from thunder. 2. (plural) suppressed complaints …   Australian English dictionary

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