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Definition of rumble noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] rumble (of something) a long, deep sound or series of sounds the rumble of thunder Inside, the noise of the traffic was reduced to a distant rumble. (figurative) Although an agreement was reached, there are still rumbles of resentment.
  2. 2[countable] (informal) a fight in the street between two or more gangs (= groups of young people)
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