AskDefine | Define rumble

Dictionary Definition



1 a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder" [syn: rumbling, grumble, grumbling]
2 a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
3 a fight between rival gangs of adolescents [syn: gang fight]


1 make a low noise; "rumbling thunder" [syn: grumble]
2 to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff" [syn: grumble, growl]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A low pitched irregular noise.
    The rumble from passing trucks made it hard to sleep at night.
  2. A street fight or brawl.


A low pitched irregular noise.
A street fight or brawl


  1. To make a low pitched noise.
    I better eat or my stomach's gonna rumble.
  2. To discover deceitful or underhanded behaviour
    The police is gonna rumble your hideout.
  3. To move while making a rumbling noise.
    The truck rumbled over the rough road.
  4. fight, brawl.


To make a low pitched noise
To discover deceitful or underhanded behaviour
To move while making a rumbling noise
fight, brawl

Extensive Definition

Rumble may refer to:





Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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