EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUMBLE
When, at last, he spoke, his voice was a rumble of strangely shy pleasure.
And a rumble quickly grew to an earth-shaking blast of thunder.
The Courier in the rumble was not altogether comfortable in his mind.
There was a rumble of thunder far out on the western prairie.
They both turned at the rumble of the train outside the station.
The whistle was heard at the station, and the rumble of the on-coming train.
Then, remotely, faint as distant cannonading, a rumble reached me.
The thudding of hooves became a mutter and then a rumble and then a growl.
She heard the rumble of the wheels; it was like a deafening reverberation from the day of doom.
Almost at the same moment there was the rumble of carriage-wheels on the road.
late 14c., "make a deep, heavy, continuous sound," also "move with a rolling, thundering sound," also "create disorder and confusion," probably related to Middle Dutch rommelen "to rumble," Middle High German rummeln, Old Norse rymja "to shout, roar," all of imitative origin. Related: Rumbled; rumbling.