What does rumble mean?

Definitions for rumble
ˈrʌm bəlrum·ble

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rumble.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rumble, rumbling, grumble, grumblingnoun

    a loud low dull continuous noise

    "they heard the rumbling of thunder"

  2. rumblenoun

    a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage

  3. rumble, gang fightverb

    a fight between rival gangs of adolescents

  4. rumble, grumbleverb

    make a low noise

    "rumbling thunder"

  5. grumble, growl, rumbleverb

    to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

    "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"


  1. rumblenoun

    A low pitched irregular noise, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach.

    The rumble from passing trucks made it hard to sleep at night.

  2. rumblenoun

    A street fight or brawl.

  3. rumbleverb

    To make a low pitched noise.

  4. rumbleverb

    To discover deceitful or underhanded behaviour.

    The police is going to rumble your hideout.

  5. rumbleverb

    To move while making a rumbling noise.

    The truck rumbled over the rough road.

  6. rumbleverb

    fight, brawl.

  7. rumbleinterjection

    An onomatopoeia describing a rumbling noise

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RUMBLEverb

    To make a hoarse low continued noise.

    Etymology: rommelen, Dutch.

    The trembling streams, which wont in channels clear
    To rumble gently down with murmur soft,
    And were by them right tuneful taught to bear
    A base’s part amongst their consorts oft,
    Now forc’d to overflow with brackish tears,
    With troublous noise did dull their dainty ears. Edmund Spenser.

    Rumble thy belly full, spit fire, spout rain;
    Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire are my daughters;
    I tax not you, you elements with unkindness. William Shakespeare.

    At the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness. Jeremiah xlvii. 3.

    Our courtier thinks that he’s preferr’d, whom every man envies;
    When love so rumbles in his pate, no sleep comes in his eyes. John Suckling.

    Apollo starts, and all Parnassus shakes
    At the rude rumbling Baralipton makes. Wentworth Dillon.

    The fire she fann’d, with greater fury burn’d,
    Rumbling within. Dryden.

    Th’ included vapours, that in caverns dwell,
    Lab’ring with colick pangs, and close confin’d,
    In vain sought issue from the rumbling wind. Dryden.

    On a sudden there was heard a most dreadful rumbling noise within the entrails of the machine, after which the mountain burst. Addison.

    Several monarchs have acquainted me, how often they have been shook from their respective thrones, by the rumbling of a wheelbarrow. Spectator, № 597.


  1. Rumble

    Rumble is the second single from the album #4 Record by Australian rock band You Am I. It was released in 1998 and reached number 65 in that year's Hottest 100.


  1. rumble

    A rumble is a continuous deep, resonant sound like distant thunder, or it can also refer to a physical altercation or fight, often involving a group. It can also denote the vibration or shaking movement generated by a particular object or phenomenon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rumbleverb

    to make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder rumbles at a distance

  2. Rumbleverb

    to murmur; to ripple

  3. Rumblenoun

    a noisy report; rumor

  4. Rumblenoun

    a low, heavy, continuous sound like that made by heavy wagons or the reverberation of thunder; a confused noise; as, the rumble of a railroad train

  5. Rumblenoun

    a seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage

  6. Rumblenoun

    a rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other

  7. Rumbleverb

    to cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See Rumble, n., 4

  8. Etymology: [OE. romblen, akin to D. rommelen, G. rumpeln, Dan. rumle; cf. Icel. rymja to roar.]


  1. Rumble

    A rumble is a form of low-frequency noise created by a random sound wave existing between certain limitation points. In audio rumble refers to a low frequency sound from the bearings inside a turntable. This is most noticeable in low quality turntables with ball bearings. Higher quality turntables use slide bearings, minimizing rumble. Some phono pre-amplifiers implement a rumble filter, in an attempt to remove the noise. A heavier platter can also help dampen this. Rumble measurement is carried out on turntables which tend to generate very low frequency noise originating from the centre bearing and from drive pulleys or belts, as well as from irregularities in the record disc itself. It can be heard as low-frequency noise and becomes a serious problem when playing records on audio systems with a good low-frequency response. Even when not audible, rumble can cause intermodulation, modulating of the amplitude of other frequencies. The ‘unweighted’ response curve is intended for use in assessing the level of inaudible rumble with such intermodulation in mind.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rumble

    rum′bl, v.i. to make a confused noise from rolling heavily: to roll about.—v.t. to rattle.—n. a low, heavy, continued sound: a jarring roar, rumour: confusion: a seat for servants behind a carriage: a revolving box in which articles are polished by mutual attrition.—ns. Rum′bler; Rum′ble-tum′ble, a rumble-seat; Rum′bling, a low, heavy, continued sound.—adv. Rum′blingly. [Teut.; found in Dut. rommelen, rummeln.]


  1. Rumble

    Rumble Entertainment was founded in 2011 with a mission to create the most engaging and fulfilling online game experiences on the planet. All of our games are free-to-play and available across your favorite devices and social networks. We are unique in our focus on the gamer audience and our exacting standards around quality gameplay. Our passion is to create experiences that surprise and delight our players. By combining the best of AAA game design with free-to-play accessibility, we believe we will change the way gamers play together. Rumble both develops its own games, and invests in and publishes games by third-party developers.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rumble is ranked #15748 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rumble surname appeared 1,851 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Rumble.

    83.6% or 1,549 total occurrences were White.
    12.6% or 234 total occurrences were Black.
    1.4% or 27 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Anagrams for rumble »

  1. umbrel

  2. lumber

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rumble in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rumble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of rumble in a Sentence

  1. Veterinarian Caroline Hecker:

    It’s so out of the blue, they don’t understand that it’s the Fourth of July. They don’t understand there’s a thunderstorm coming. They just feel those pressure changes, they hear that rumble, and they think their world is coming to an end.

  2. Rodrigo Duterte:

    At the age of 16, I already killed someone. A real person, a rumble, a stabbing, i was just 16 years old. It was just over a look. How much more now that I am president.

  3. Christine Mercer:

    You could kind of hear the rumble and then there was a jerk and that was it.

  4. Veterinarian Caroline Hecker:

    They don’t understand that it’s the Fourth of July. They don’t understand there’s a thunderstorm coming. They just feel those pressure changes, they hear that rumble, and they think their world is coming to an end.

  5. Andrew Garfield:

    This isn’t me showing off. It was a free for all. It was like a royal rumble. It remains one of the best nights of my life. It was this mass sexual awakening. i’m still friends with my four best friends from school and we’ll have a drink at a pub and we’ll have a quiet moment and one of us will be like, ‘Dora’s party…’.

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Translations for rumble

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  • قعقعةArabic
  • servat se, lomozit, lomoz, pouliční bitka, rachot, burácet, burácení, rvát se, rachotit, hřmět, pouliční rvačka, dunět, duněníCzech
  • Schlägerei, Poltern, Grollen, RumpelnGerman
  • pelea callejera, retumbar, riñaSpanish
  • tappelu, rymistää, jytinä, ratsata, jylinä, rymytä, rähinöidä, jyristä, rymistellä, ottaa yhteen, jyristellä, jymistä, kurista, rymistä, rähinä, jymy, ryminä, jyry, jyrinä, jyminäFinnish
  • gargouillement, borborygme, grondement, gronderFrench
  • morgás, korog, morog, dörgés, bunyó, dörmög, bunyózik, dörmögésHungarian
  • 怒るJapanese
  • wheoro, whēorooro, kokō, whakarūrūMāori
  • straatgevechtDutch
  • rumling, rumleNorwegian
  • brigarPortuguese
  • грохота́нье, громыха́ние, сты́чка, громыха́ть, дра́ка, гро́хот, потасо́вка, грохота́тьRussian
  • gjëmojAlbanian
  • skramla, morra, buller, oväsen, rassla, bråk, väsen, liv, dån, bråka, kivas, rumla, skaka, leva, gny, kurraSwedish
  • dövüş, homurtu, gürleme, gümbürtüTurkish
  • groûlerWalloon

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