Definition of rumble:
- A low, heavy, continuous sound like that made by heavy wagons or the reverberation of thunder; a confused noise; as, the rumble of a railroad train.
- A noisy report; rumor.
- A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
- A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
- To cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See Rumble, n., 4.
- To make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder rumbles at a distance.
- To murmur; to ripple.
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- "The Man from Jericho", Edwin Carlile Litsey.
- "The Quality of Mercy", W. D. Howells.
- "Snow-Blind", Katharine Newlin Burt.