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ripple

noun

1 ripple

A small wave on the surface of a liquid.

synonyms: riffle, rippling, wavelet.

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Dutch: rimpeling



2 ripple

electronics An oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value.

verb

1 ripple

Stir up (water) so as to form ripples.

synonyms: cockle, riffle, ruffle, undulate.

2 ripple

Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise.

synonyms: babble, bubble, burble, guggle, gurgle.

Roget 405: whisper, breathe, murmur, purl, hum, gurgle, ripple, babble, flow; tinkle; mutter etc. (speak imperfectly) 583; ... show more

Dutch: klokken


Moby thesaurus: agitate, agitation, babble, beat, beat up, billow, bore, breakers, broken ground, broken water, bubble, burble, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, churn, churn up, chute, cocker, cockle ... show more.

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