English

Definition of ripple verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ripple

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪpl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪpl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ripple
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪpl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪpl//
     
    he / she / it ripples
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪplz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪplz//
     
    past simple rippled
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪpld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪpld//
     
    past participle rippled
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪpld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪpld//
     
    -ing form rippling
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪplɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪplɪŋ//
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to move or to make something move in very small waves The sea rippled and sparkled. rippling muscles ripple something The wind rippled the wheat in the fields.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of a feeling, etc.) to spread through a person or a group of people like a wave A gasp rippled through the crowd.
  3. Word Origin late 17th cent. (as a verb): of unknown origin.Extra examples Shock rippled through her. Small waves rippled gently across the pond. The effects ripple out through the community.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ripple

Other results

All matches