gurgle

To gurgle is to make a sound like bubbling or splashing water. Not to be confusing, but when you gargle mouthwash, you probably gurgle.

People gurgle when they say something (or make a noise) with an accompanying wet, gurgling sound. Your stomach might gurgle too, especially when you're hungry. And liquid itself gurgles, like a stream that gurgles over rocks or sweet iced tea that gurgles from a bottle into your glass. Experts aren't sure if gurgle is an imitative word, from the sound itself, or if it's rooted in Latin.

Definitions of gurgle
1

v make sounds similar to gurgling water

“The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it”
Synonyms:
babble, bubble, burble, guggle, ripple
flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

v utter with a gurgling sound

“`Help,' the stabbing victim gurgled
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

v drink from a flask with a gurgling sound

Synonyms:
guggle
Type of:
drink, imbibe
take in liquids

v flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

Synonyms:
babble, bubble, burble, guggle, ripple
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

n the bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck

Type of:
sound
the sudden occurrence of an audible event

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