Definition of gurgle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːɡl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrɡl//
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  1. 1a sound like water flowing quickly through a narrow space The water emptied with a gurgle.
  2. 2the sound that babies make in the throat, especially when they are happy The baby gave a little gurgle of laughter.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: imitative, or directly from Dutch gorgelen, German gurgeln, or medieval Latin gurgulare, all from Latin gurgulio ‘gullet’.
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