Definitions of rumble

  1. a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
  2. make a low noise, as of thunder
  3. a loud low dull continuous noise; " they heard the rumbling of thunder"
  4. a servant's seat ( or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
  5. to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; " he grumbled a rude response"; " Stones grumbled down the cliff"
  6. make a low noise; " rumbling thunder"
  7. To make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder rumbles at a distance.
  8. To murmur; to ripple.
  9. A noisy report; rumor.
  10. 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.
  11. A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
  12. A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
  13. To cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See Rumble, n., 4.
  14. A low, heavy, rolling sound; as, the rumble of thunder; a seat behind the body of a carriage or motor vehicle.
  15. To make a low, heavy, continued sound.
  16. To cause to make such sound.
  17. A seat for servants behind a carriage.
  18. To make a confused noise from rolling heavily.
  19. A low, heavy, continued sound.
  20. To make a low hollow sound, as from something rolling.
  21. To make a low, rolling sound, as thunder.
  22. A muffled roar; confused noise.
  23. A rumbling sound; a seat for servants behind a carriage.
  24. To jingle.
  25. To make a low, heavy, continued sound, as of wheels.
  26. A hoarse, low, continued sound; a revolving cask or shaking- machine in which small cast- iron articles are cleaned and rubbed bright by friction against one another; a seat for servants behind a carriage.

Usage examples for rumble

  1. And a little later a low rumble caught his ear- a rumble which grew louder and louder until at last it turned into a roar, just as a stream of light shot around the curve in the track ahead of him, which followed the bend of the river. – The Tale of Freddie Firefly by Arthur Scott Bailey
  2. Her letter and his life ended together; dawn made the candle- light ghastly; a few moments later the rumble of the dead waggon sounded in the court below. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Here the wheels began to rumble and a shadow fell over the vehicle and those it held: they were passing under the archway of the jail. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  4. Suddenly from the court came the rumble of carriage wheels, whether in arrival or departure they could not determine. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  5. At last the clock marked ten- forty, and we heard the welcome rumble of the 'bus wheels. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  6. It was a very hot day, the blinds were down and the windows wide open, so that the distant rumble of the carts and carriages came up from the street below. – The Kitchen Cat and Other Stories by Amy Walton
  7. Then suddenly the red and green lights of a train appeared far away; then a rumble and a roar, the doors of the train slid open and Mr. Neal stepped in. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  8. They had heard the rumble of the wheels and the horses' feet on the road. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  9. There is a flash of lightning and a rumble of thunder far away. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  10. The organ was playing; and the low, deep, tremulous rumble that an organ gives sometimes, when it seems to creep under and vibrate all things with a strange, vital thrill, overswept their trivial chat and made Leslie almost shiver. – A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life. by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  11. Here, however, no one seemed to be stirring; and no sound broke the silence but the distant rumble of the death- cart, and the ringing of the driver's bell. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  12. When the rumble of the last wagon died away in the distance, Mahooley said carelessly: Well, Musq'oosis, you know the old saying: 'Two is company, three is none. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. But then I should have heard the rumble on the bridge, and I felt convinced that I had not. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  14. Pity the man whose childish eyes looked out on nothing but paved streets and brick walls or whose young ears heard nothing but the harsh rumble of the city, for his early conceptions from which to interpret his later life is artificial and therefore largely untrue." – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  15. From the distance there came a dull rumble – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  16. There was a rumble of voices, and Tom listened to catch the words. – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
  17. A few seconds later, as the three men returned to their study of the report, there was a distant rumble followed quickly by the shock wave of a tremendous explosion. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  18. " I understand," purred Wilkins, just above the rumble of traffic. – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  19. As Anstey resumed his seat, a low rumble of applause was heard from the gallery. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  20. Then a great hoarse rumble of voice would cap the rest, telling some loose story, then the laughter would follow- enough, it seemed, to make the roof shake- and all the time the hum of the bees in the honey- locust outside went on. – The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century by Mary E. Wilkins