rumbling

rumbling
rum|bling [ˈrʌmblıŋ] n
1.) rumblings [plural]
remarks that show that people are starting to become annoyed, or that a difficult situation is developing
rumblings of discontent
There have been rumblings about the need for better computers.
2.) [C usually singular]
a series of long low sounds
We heard a rumbling behind us.

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  • rumbling — I noun a loud low dull continuous noise they heard the rumbling of thunder • Syn: ↑rumble, ↑grumble, ↑grumbling • Derivationally related forms: ↑grumble (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rumbling — 1. adjective Deep and slow sounding. His rumbling voice fit the solemn occasion. 2. noun The sound of complaint. The rumblings of the masses precedes the crumbling of the state …   Wiktionary

  • rumbling — adj. Rumbling is used with these nouns: ↑stomach, ↑thunder …   Collocations dictionary

  • rumbling — noun 1 rumblings comments that show that people are starting to become annoyed, or that a difficult situation is developing: rumblings of discontent 2 (countable usually singular) a rumbling noise …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rumbling — /ˈrʌmblɪŋ/ (say rumbling) noun 1. a deep, heavy, continuous, resonant sound, as from thunder. 2. (plural) suppressed complaints …  

  • Rumbling Bridge — is a tiny village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, nestling under the Ochil Hills, where the A823 leaves the A977, perched on the edge of the River Devon gorge. It is named after an unusual double bridge. The bridgeThe lower bridge, without… …   Wikipedia

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