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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GURGLE

He listened but heard only the gurgle of the Vulcan's wake and the creak of her plates.

The yell died away to a gurgle, pinched short by the Winslow fingers.

The gurgle of a half-frozen waterfall came from the distant Ghyll.

It was only to lick his thick lips and gurgle 233 noisily in his fat throat.

It ended suddenly on its highest note with a choke and a gurgle.

There ensues a vast shuffling of words, a drone and a gurgle of syllables.

He pronounces it as if the g were the hard kind that starts off gurgle.

It couldn't be called a squeal, nor a grunt, nor a gurgle, nor a gasp.

Even in this woful climax, Theodora noted the gurgle of the child's sobs.

Presently he began to breathe hard, and to gurgle in his throat.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., medical term for "gurgling heard in the abdomen," a native, echoic formation, or ultimately from Latin gurguliare, perhaps via Dutch, German gurgeln. Extended (non-anatomical) use, in reference to water over stones, etc., is first recorded 1713. "This phenomenon of long specialized use before becoming a part of the general vocabulary is often found in English" [Barnhart]. Related: Gurgled; gurgling. As a noun from early 15c.

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verbfoam, froth up, especially with sound
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