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Definition 1: a small wave on the surface of a liquid - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for ripple in the sense of this definition

(ripple is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 2: (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value - [noun denoting event]

(ripple is a kind of ...) (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

(ripple belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices

Definition 3: stir up (water) so as to form ripples - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for ripple in the sense of this definition

(ripple is a kind of ...) move or progress freely as if in a stream

"The crowd flowed out of the stadium"

(ripple implies ...) bend or lay so that one part covers the other

"fold up the newspaper" "turn up your collar"

Definition 4: flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise - [verb of perception]

Samples where ripple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • babbling brooks

Synonyms for ripple in the sense of this definition

(ripple is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

(ripple has a similar meaning as ...) make sounds similar to gurgling water

"The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it"

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