American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To flow in a broken irregular current with a bubbling sound: water gurgling from a bottle.
- v. To make a sound similar to this: The baby gurgled with pleasure.
- v. To express or pronounce with a broken, irregular, bubbling sound.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To run or flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current, as water from a bottle, or a small stream on a stony bottom; flow with a purling sound.
- To make a sound like that of gurgling liquid.
- To utter or produce with a gurgling sound.
- n. A gurgling gush or flow of liquid; the sound made by a liquid flowing from the narrow mouth of a vessel, or through any narrow opening; a purling sound, as of a small stream flowing over a stony bottom; or the sound made when air is forced through a liquid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To run or flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current, as water from a bottle, or a small stream among pebbles or stones.
- n. The act of gurgling; a broken, bubbling noise.
- v. drink from a flask with a gurgling sound
- v. make sounds similar to gurgling water
- v. flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
- v. utter with a gurgling sound
- n. the bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck
- Back formation from Middle English gurguling "a rumbling in the belly". Akin to Middle Dutch and Middle Low German gorgelen "to gurgle", German gurgeln "to gargle", and perhaps to Latin gurgulio "throat" (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English gurguling, a gurgling sound in the abdomen, from Medieval Latin *gurgulāre, to gurgle, from Latin gurguliō, gullet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Something akin to a gurgle was the only sound he had power to make as she seemed to float in front of him and her fingers wrapped around the base of his shaft.”
“It was the voice of a man, big, hearty, with that thick, throaty gurgle which is so suggestive of London that one is certain to find a tweed suit and riding-breeches associated with it.”
“I had that all too familiar "gurgle" sensation in my lower stomach/intestinal area.”
“It's whipgloss, ladies: the grasses steep-edged in the storm, dense with hornets trying to trick their way under the roots while the stains keep creeping out of my fist, moistening the knee of my pants, your pants, our pants leaving us stranded like creatures that gurgle under the waste as the mud hardens.”
“Light pains in my chest, the indeterminable gurgle in my stomach, a swaying before my eyes.”
“I heard the hiss of steam and the chink of china as she made her morning tea, the gurgle of the steam radiators as she switched the heating on.”
“There was no gurgle of bathwater running upstairs.”
“I could hear the gurgle and hiss as gases escaped the bloating bodies.”
“Johanna Moore spills to the tiled floor, her scream ending in a gurgle.”
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