What does gurgle mean?

Definitions for gurgle
ˈgɜr gəlgur·gle

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gurgle(verb)

    the bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck

  2. ripple, babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle(verb)

    flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

    "babbling brooks"

  3. gurgle(verb)

    make sounds similar to gurgling water

    "The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it"

  4. guggle, gurgle(verb)

    drink from a flask with a gurgling sound

  5. gurgle(verb)

    utter with a gurgling sound

    "`Help,' the stabbing victim gurgled"


  1. gurgle(Noun)

    A gurgling sound.

  2. gurgle(Verb)

    To flow with a bubbling sound.

    The bath water gurgled down the drain.

  3. gurgle(Verb)

    To make such a sound.

    The baby gurgled with delight.

  4. Origin: Back formation from gurguling "a rumbling in the belly". Akin to and gorgelen "to gurgle", gurgeln "to gargle", and perhaps to gurgulio "throat"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gurgle(verb)

    to run or flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current, as water from a bottle, or a small stream among pebbles or stones

  2. Gurgle(noun)

    the act of gurgling; a broken, bubbling noise. "Tinkling gurgles."

  3. Origin: [Cf. It. gorgogliare to gargle, bubble up, fr. L. gurgulio gullet. Cf. Gargle, Gorge.]


  1. Gurgle

    Gurgle.com is a British pregnancy and parenting website owned by high-street parenting store Mothercare. Founded by Tom Wright, Gurgle launched as a joint venture between Mothercare and Fleming Media, a family backed investment company, in October 2007. Mothercare bought Fleming Media out to become outright owner of Gurgle in September 2009. Since 2008 the site has been run by Pettrina Keogh, who joined the company from Telegraph Media Group.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gurgle

    gur′gl, v.i. to flow in an irregular noisy current: to make a bubbling sound. [Through an It. gorgogliare, from gorgo—L. gurges.]

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  1. lugger

  2. glurge

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gurgle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gurgle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • bublat, bubláníCzech
  • GurgelnGerman
  • gluglúSpanish
  • kurluttaa, kurlutusFinnish
  • gargouillis, gargouillerFrench
  • dèan glugan, gluganScottish Gaelic
  • կլկլոց, կլկլալ, բլդբլդալ, կարկաչել, պճպճալ, բլդբլդոցArmenian
  • bruire, gorgogliare, gorgoglìo, croccolare, fiottareItalian
  • tatangi, kokōMāori
  • gurgleNorwegian
  • bulgotanie, gaworzenie, bulgot, bulgotać, gulgot, gulgotaćPolish
  • журчать, булькать, бульканье, булькнутьRussian

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