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English noun: ripple

1. ripple (event) a small wave on the surface of a liquid


Synonymsriffle, rippling, wavelet


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave

2. ripple (event) (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value


Broader (hypernym)oscillation, vibration


Domain categoryelectronics


English verb: ripple

1. ripple (motion) stir up (water) so as to form ripples


Synonymscockle, riffle, ruffle, undulate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flow, flux


Entailfold, fold up, turn up

2. ripple (perception) flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise


SamplesBabbling brooks.


Synonymsbabble, bubble, burble, guggle, gurgle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Verb groupgurgle









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