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Definition of rumble:

  1. 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.
  2. A noisy report; rumor.
  3. A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
  4. A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
  5. To cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See Rumble, n., 4.
  6. To make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder rumbles at a distance.
  7. To murmur; to ripple.


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