Synonyms for rumbling

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUMBLING

In the next room the voices of the four were a steady, rumbling murmur.

The thunder was not loud, but it kept up a continuous muttering and rumbling.

The train was rumbling slowly along, the night darkening down.

All one spring-time their love thus filled Goujet with the rumbling of a storm.

Rumbling in his ears was the sound of the blast that had overwhelmed him.

"Hit haint nothin' et all, Smiles," Big Jerry was rumbling forth.

There was a rumbling of guns a long way to north of us, and that was all.

Polter ripped out a startled, rumbling curse and sat upright.

Far off in the drumming downpour of the rain there was a rumbling sound.

He swung along rapidly, rumbling the low call in his throat.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RUMBLING

hollow

adjectivedeep, resonant in sound
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