from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To flow in a broken irregular current with a bubbling sound: water gurgling from a bottle.
- intransitive v. To make a sound similar to this: The baby gurgled with pleasure.
- transitive v. To express or pronounce with a broken, irregular, bubbling sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To flow with a bubbling sound.
- v. To make such a sound.
- n. A gurgling sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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)
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)