Definitions for rippleˈrɪp əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
rip•pleˈrɪp əl(v.; n.)-pled, -pling
(v.i.)(of a liquid surface) to form small waves or undulations, as water agitated by a breeze.
to flow with a light rise and fall or ruffling of the surface.
to have, form, or fall in small undulations, ruffles, or folds.
(of sound) to move with a rising and falling tone, inflection, or magnitude:
Laughter rippled through the crowd.
(v.t.)to form small waves or undulations on; agitate lightly.
to mark as if with ripples; give a wavy form to.
(n.)a small wave or undulation, as on water.
any movement or form similar to this:
a ripple of lace at the hem.
a small rapid.
Ref: ripple mark.
a sound as of water rippling:
a ripple of laughter.
Origin of ripple:
1660–70; orig. uncert.
ripple, rippling, riffle, wavelet(noun)
a small wave on the surface of a liquid
(electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value
ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate(verb)
stir up (water) so as to form ripples
ripple, babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle(verb)
flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a tiny wave caused by sth touching the surface of liquid
The wind made ripples on the pond.
A moving disturbance or undulation in the surface of a liquid.
I dropped a small stone into the pond and watched the ripples.
A sound similar to that of undulating water.
A style of ice cream in which flavors have been coarsely blended together.
I enjoy fudge ripple ice cream, but I especially like to dig through the carton to get at the ripple part and eat only that.
A small oscillation of an otherwise steady signal.
To move like the undulating surface of a body of water; to undulate.
To propagate like a moving wave.
Origin: rypelen, frequentative of rippen 'to rip'. More at rip.
an implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc
to remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple
hence, to scratch or tear
to become fretted or dimpled on the surface, as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom; to be covered with small waves or undulations, as a field of grain
to make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore
to fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake
the fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves
a little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter
a small wave on the surface of water or other liquids for which the driving force is not gravity, but surface tension
the residual AC component in the DC current output from a rectifier, expressed as a percentage of the steady component of the current
Translations for ripple
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a little wave or movement on the surface of water etc
He threw the stone into the pond, and watched the ripples spread across the water.
- تَمَوُّج، تَماوُجArabic
- ondulaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die Kräuselung, kleine WelleGerman
- ریز موجFarsi
- छोटी तरंगHindi
- mreškanje vode, žuborenjeCroatian
- fodrozódás (vizen)Hungarian
- raibuliavimas, bangelėLithuanian
- ņirboņa; ņirba; vilnīšiLatvian
- ombak airMalay
- liten bølge, krusningNorwegian
- drobna falaPolish
- ریز موجPersian
- وړی څپی جوړولPashto
- val mic; undăRomanian
- vlnenie, sčerenieSlovak
- ระลอกคลื่นเล็ก ๆThai
- dalgacık, hafif dalgalanmaTurkish
- 波紋Chinese (Trad.)
- sự gợn sóng lăn tănVietnamese
- 波纹Chinese (Simp.)
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