Rum·ble, v. t. To cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See Rumble, n., 4.
Rum·ble v. i.
1. To make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder rumbles at a distance.
In the mean while the skies 'gan rumble sore. --Surrey.
The people cried and rombled up and down. --Chaucer.
2. To murmur; to ripple.
To rumble gently down with murmur soft. --Spenser.
1. A noisy report; rumor. [Obs.]
Delighting ever in rumble that is new. --Chaucer.
2. A low, heavy, continuous sound like that made by heavy wagons or the reverberation of thunder; a confused noise; as, the rumble of a railroad train.
Clamor and rumble, and ringing and clatter. --Tennyson.
Merged in the rumble of awakening day. --H. James.
3. A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
Kit, well wrapped, . . . was in the rumble behind. --Dickens.
4. A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
n 1: a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling
of thunder" [syn: rumbling, grumble, grumbling]
2: a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a
3: a fight between rival gangs of adolescents [syn: gang fight]
v 1: make a low noise; "rumbling thunder" [syn: grumble]
2: to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a
rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff" [syn: grumble,