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See definition of ripples on Dictionary.com
  • nounwave; wrinkle
  • verbwave

synonyms for ripples

  • billow
  • breaker
  • crest
  • curl
  • fold
  • furrow
  • line
  • rippling
  • rush
  • surge
  • swell
  • tide
  • undulation
  • whitecap
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How to use ripples in a sentence

The shimmering surface of the river near the boat was broken up into ripples surrounding a black object.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
A few concentric ripples widened, travelled towards him, and were absorbed in the current.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
The surface of this lake, which seen from here is as smooth as a mirror, is stirred by innumerable ripples.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
A street car slipped past, bobbing down the track like a duck sailing over ripples.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
The wind had made ripples and folds upon the surface, like what the sea, in quiet weather, leaves upon the sand.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The canoe glided swiftly along, making the only ripples there were on the glassy surface of the bay.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
The calm surface of the water was broken there by a series of miniature ripples which could not be mistaken.
THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
He was watching the spreading ripples about fifteen minutes later when he heard approaching voices behind him.
THE ENVOY, HERHORACE BROWN FYFE
The calm question sank into his mind as might a stone into a troubled pool, and the ripples of its passing changed an idea or two.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
The first ripples of blue fire touched the ranks of Dio's men.
A WORLD IS BORNLEIGH DOUGLASS BRACKETT
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