What does rumble mean?

Definitions for rumble
ˈrʌm bəlrum·ble

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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

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.

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  1. lumber

  2. umbrel

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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. Elizabeth Sunday:

    Life is a horizon, Made up of the life here and there, But for the life here, From the day you came into this world, And unto the day you leave this world, Is made up of a journey, A race to run till you get to the finish line. Don't expect much from life, Because you might not like what it gives you, Life doesn't give you what you deserve, But you give unto life what you ought to deserve, Backup by hard work and will. Life is a rumble ball, Full of ups and downs, Difficulties and trials, It is never a bed of roses, Or a place full of only enjoyment. Life is a battle field, A survival of the fittest, Only those who have hope and courage, Is accessible in winning in this life. It is made up of different categories, The rich, the poor, The weak, the strong, The death, the living, The good and the evil. Now is left for every man out there, Including those reading this quote now, To answer this question, Which category do I belong to? Or want to belong to? Life is self-made, Everything about it is personal, A Personal Race.

  2. Eric Angely:

    David Pottier said of United States. Thepandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, infecting 6.6 million people, killing over 391,000 and devastating economies.It poses a particular threat to the elderly like the surviving D-Day veterans who are in their late nineties or older. It has also affected the younger generations who turn out every year to mark the occasion. Most have been barred from traveling to the windswept coasts of American Normandy. In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, two people stop to look at an information board at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Some 160,000 soldiers made the perilous crossing from England that day in atrocious conditions, storming dunes which they knew were heavily defended by German troops determined to hold their positions. Somehow, they succeeded. Yet they left a trail of thousands of casualties who have been mourned for generations since. Last year stood out, with U.S. President Donald Trump joining his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. A smattering of veterans were honored with the highest accolades. All across the beaches of American Normandy tens of thousands came from across the globe to pay their respects to the dead and laud the surviving soldiers. The acrid smell of wartime-era jeep exhaust fumes and the rumble of old tanks filled the air as parades of vintages vehicles went from village to village. The tiny roads between the dunes, hedges and apple orchards were clogged for hours, if not days. FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French Donald Trump Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, watch a flyover during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the American Normandy cemetery, in Colleville-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Heading into the D-Day remembrance weekend this year, only the salty brine coming off the ocean on Omaha Beach hits the nostrils, the shrieks of seagulls pierce the ears and a sense of desolation hangs across the regions country roads. Last year this place was full with jeeps, trucks, people dressed up as soldiers.

  3. 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…’.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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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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