burble
I. intransitive verb (burbled; burbling) Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. to make a bubbling sound 2. babble, prattleburbler noun II. noun Date: 1898 1. prattle 2. the breaking up of the smooth flow of air about a body (as an airplane wing) • burbly adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • burble — urble v. to to make a burbling sound; used of water, especially brooks. Syn: ripple, babble, guggle, bubble, gurgle. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burble — (v.) make a bubbling sound, c.1300, onomatopoeic. Related: Burbled; burbling …   Etymology dictionary

  • burble — ► VERB 1) make a continuous murmuring noise. 2) speak unintelligibly and at length. ► NOUN 1) continuous murmuring noise. 2) rambling speech. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • burble — [bʉr′bəl] vi. burbled, burbling [ME burbelen, to bubble; of echoic orig.] 1. to make a gurgling or bubbling sound 2. to babble as a child does n. Aeron. the separation and breakup of the streamline flow of air, esp. over the surface of a wing at… …   English World dictionary

  • burble — I UK [ˈbɜː(r)b(ə)l] / US [ˈbɜrb(ə)l] verb Word forms burble : present tense I/you/we/they burble he/she/it burbles present participle burbling past tense burbled past participle burbled 1) burble or burble on [intransitive/transitive] to talk… …   English dictionary

  • burble — bur|ble1 [ bɜrbl ] verb 1. ) intransitive to make a sound like water flowing 2. ) burble or burble on intransitive or transitive to talk fast about something for a long time, especially in a way that annoys people because they cannot understand… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • burble — bur|ble [ˈbə:bəl US ˈbə:r ] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: From the sound] 1.) [I and T] to talk about something in a confused way that is difficult to understand burble on/away ▪ I had to listen for an hour while she burbled away. 2.) to make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • burble — i. A turbulent eddy in fluid flow caused by roughness near the boundary surface or loss of energy in the laminar flowing fluid. ii. A separation or breakdown of the laminar flow past a body; the eddying or turbulent flow resulting from this.… …   Aviation dictionary

  • burble — verb 1 (I, T) to talk about something in a confused way that is difficult to understand: Maggie kept burbling away about how difficult things were. 2 (I) to make a sound like a stream flowing over stones burble noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • burble — burbler, n. burbly, adv. /berr beuhl/, v., burbled, burbling, n. v.i. 1. to make a bubbling sound; bubble. 2. to speak in an excited manner; babble. n. 3. a bubbling or gentle flow. 4. an excited flow of speech. 5. Aeron. the breakdown of smooth …   Universalium

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