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Dictionary Definition

ripple

Noun

1 a small wave on the surface of a liquid [syn: rippling, riffle, wavelet]
2 (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value

Verb

1 stir up (water) so as to form ripples [syn: ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate]
2 flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; "babbling brooks" [syn: babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A moving disturbance or undulation in the surface of a liquid.
  2. A sound similar to that or undulating water.
  3. A style of ice cream in which flavors have been coarsely blended together.
  4. A small oscillation of an otherwise steady signal.

Translations

a moving disturbance or undulation in the surface of a liquid
a sound similar to that or undulating water
a style of ice cream in which flavors have been coarsely blended together
a small oscillation of an otherwise steady signal

Verb

  1. To move like the undulating surface of a body of water; to undulate.

Translations

Extensive Definition

Ripple can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

agitate, agitation, babble, beat, beat up, billow, bore, breakers, broken ground, broken water, bubble, burble, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, churn, churn up, chute, cocker, cockle, comb, comber, convulse, corduroy, corduroy road, corrugate, corrugation, crankle, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkle, crumple, dimple, dirty water, disarrange, discompose, disquiet, disturb, eagre, excite, ferment, flurry, flutter, fret, furrow, goose bumps, goose pimples, gooseflesh, gravity wave, ground swell, guggle, gurgle, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell, hint, horripilation, knit, knot, lap, lift, lop, paddle, peak, perturb, perturbate, perturbation, plash, popple, pucker, purl, purse, rapid, rapids, ridge, riff, riffle, rile, rimple, ripple of applause, ripple of laughter, rise, rivel, roil, roll, roller, rough, rough water, roughen, ruck, ruckle, ruffle, rumple, sandpaper, sault, scend, sea, send, shake, shake up, shirr, shoot, slosh, soupcon, splash, stir, stir up, suggestion, surf, surge, swash, swell, swirl, swish, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave, trill, trouble, trough, tsunami, undulate, undulation, upset, wash, washboard, water wave, wave, wavelet, whip, whip up, whisk, white horses, whitecaps, wimple, work up, wrinkle
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