[ US /ˈɹəmbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈʌmbə‍l/ ]
  1. to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
    he grumbled a rude response
    Stones grumbled down the cliff
  2. make a low noise
    rumbling thunder
  1. a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
  2. a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
  3. a loud low dull continuous noise
    they heard the rumbling of thunder
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How To Use rumble In A Sentence

  • They are not people who crumble at the first sign of a strong opinion. Times, Sunday Times
  • The petals were so dry and apery that they crumbled at the first touch. The Seventh Scroll
  • Paper will start to peel from the wall, and in the worst cases plaster will start to crumble.
  • The second trial also failed - the root crumbled every time he tried to flatten it into a thin disc for frying.
  • AS THE chug of a train rumbles overhead, Andy Arnold takes a seat amid the lunchtime bustle of the Arches theatre bar in Glasgow's city centre.
  • He fortified himself with a good meal, filling up with bland foods that would energize his body without making his stomach rumble. WITHOUT REMORSE
  • Anecdotal evidence has long pointed to crofters being a hale and hearty breed - albeit prone to bad backs and the odd grumble.
  • However, if a system has no flexibility, then it crumbles as soon as an unanticipated event happens.
  • A forest of party flags and posters hung over Ankara as campaign buses rumbled about broadcasting music and speeches. Times, Sunday Times
  • The city crumbled and burned to brands and ashes.
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