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. verb
    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
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    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  2. verb
    utter with a gurgling sound
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    type of:
    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  3. verb
    drink from a flask with a gurgling sound
    synonyms: guggle
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    type of:
    drink, imbibe
    take in liquids
  4. verb
    flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    synonyms: babble, bubble, burble, guggle, ripple
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    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  5. noun
    the bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck
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    type of:
    sound
    the sudden occurrence of an audible event
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