What does gargle mean?

Definitions for gargleˈgɑr gəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gargle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gargle, mouthwash(noun)

    a medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth

  2. gargle(verb)

    the sound produced while gargling

  3. gargle(verb)

    utter with gargling or burbling sounds

  4. gargle, rinse(verb)

    rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash

    "gargle with this liquid"


  1. gargle(Noun)

    a liquid used for gargling

  2. gargle(Noun)

    the sound of gargling

  3. gargle(Noun)

    lager, drink

  4. gargle(Verb)

    to clean one's mouth by holding water or some other liquid in the back of the mouth and blowing air out from the lungs

  5. gargle(Verb)

    to make a sound like the one made while gargling

  6. gargle(Verb)

    to clean a specific part of the body by gargling (almost always throat or mouth)

  7. gargle(Verb)

    to use (a liquid) for purposes of cleaning one's mouth or throat by gargling.

    Every morning he gargled a little cheap Scotch.

  8. gargle(Verb)

    to make a gargling sound.

  9. Origin: From gargouiller, from gargouille. Compare gargoyle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gargle(noun)

    see Gargoyle

  2. Gargle(verb)

    to wash or rinse, as the mouth or throat, particular the latter, agitating the liquid (water or a medicinal preparation) by an expulsion of air from the lungs

  3. Gargle(verb)

    to warble; to sing as if gargling

  4. Gargle(noun)

    a liquid, as water or some medicated preparation, used to cleanse the mouth and throat, especially for a medical effect

  5. Origin: [F. gargouiller to dabble, paddle, gargle. Cf. Gargoyle, Gurgle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gargle

    gär′gl, v.t. to wash the throat, preventing the liquid from going down by expelling air against it.—n. a preparation for washing the throat. [O. Fr. gargouillergargouille, the throat.]

Anagrams for gargle »

  1. raggle

  2. lagger


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gargle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gargle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Anthony:

    Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.

  2. Prince Phillip:

    What do you gargle with? Pebbles? (to singer Tom Jones after a 1969 Royal Variety performance)

Images & Illustrations of gargle

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Translations for gargle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • kloktadlo, kloktatCzech
  • Gurgelwasser, gurgeln, GurgellösungGerman
  • hacer gárgaras, gargarizarSpanish
  • kurlaus, kurlata, kurlausneste, kurluttaaFinnish
  • gargariser, gargarismeFrench
  • gargarizálHungarian
  • うがいJapanese
  • gargarizandumLatin
  • rongoā whakararā, whakararāMāori
  • gorgeldrank, gorgelenDutch
  • gargarejarPortuguese
  • полоскание, прополоскать, издавать булькающий звук, полоскатьRussian

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