ripple
[ˈrɪp(ə)l]
NOUN
ripples (plural noun)
  1. a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by a slight breeze or an object dropping into it.
    "he dived into the pool leaving barely a ripple" ·
    "the ripples spread across the pond"
    synonyms:
    • a thing resembling a ripple or ripples in appearance or movement.
      "the sand undulated and was ridged with ripples"
    • a gentle rising and falling sound that spreads through a group of people.
      "a ripple of laughter ran around the room"
    • a particular feeling or effect that spreads through someone or something.
      "his words set off a ripple of excitement within her"
    • physics
      a wave on a fluid surface, the restoring force for which is provided by surface tension rather than gravity, and which consequently has a wavelength shorter than that corresponding to the minimum speed of propagation.
    • small periodic, usually undesirable, variations in electrical voltage superposed on a direct voltage or on an alternating voltage of lower frequency.
      "ripple current"
  2. a type of ice cream with wavy lines of coloured flavoured syrup running through it.
    "a family block of raspberry ripple"
VERB
ripples (third person present) · rippled (past tense) · rippled (past participle) · rippling (present participle)
  1. (of water) form or flow with a series of small waves on the surface.
    "the Mediterranean rippled and sparkled"
    synonyms:
    form ripples (on) · flow in wavelets · undulate · popple · lap · purl ·
    babble · form something into ridges · crease · wrinkle · ruffle · pucker
    • cause (the surface of water) to form small waves.
      "a cool wind rippled the surface of the estuary"
    • move in a way resembling a series of small waves.
      "fields of grain rippling in the wind"
      synonyms:
      ripple · flutter · undulate · stir · flap · sway · swing · waft · shake ·
    • (of a sound or feeling) spread through a person, group, or place.
      "applause rippled around the tables"
Origin
late 17th century (as a verb): of unknown origin.
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How to use ripple in a sentence?
his words set off a ripple of excitement within her.
he dived into the pool leaving barely a ripple.
the sand undulated and was ridged with ripples.
a cool wind rippled the surface of the estuary.
a ripple of laughter ran around the room.
the Mediterranean rippled and sparkled.
fields of grain rippling in the wind.
the ripples spread across the pond.
a family block of raspberry ripple.
applause rippled around the tables.
ripple current.
How to say ripple in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)rimpeling
Arabic (NOUN)تموج, التموج, متتالية, مضاعف
Bangla ঢেউ
Bosnian (Latin) valovitost
Bulgarian (NOUN)пулсации, разчесвам
Cantonese (Traditional) 脈動
Catalan (NOUN)ondulació, dominó
Chinese Simplified 脉动
Chinese Traditional 脈動
Croatian (NOUN)mreškanje, talasanje, povratni
Czech (NOUN)zvlnění, dominový, čeření
Danish (NOUN)krusning
Dutch (NOUN)rimpel
Estonian (NOUN)sulin, Pulsatsioon
Fijian ua
Filipino bakas ng tubig
Finnish (NOUN)aaltoilu
French (NOUN)ondulation, vaguelette, ricochet, cascade, multiplicateur
German (NOUN)Welligkeit, Kräuselung, Plätschern, Lücke schließen
(VERB)kräuseln
Greek (NOUN)κυματισμός, πολλαπλασιαστικές
Haitian Creole par
Hebrew (NOUN)ריפל, אדווה
Hindi (NOUN)तरंग, लहर
Hungarian (NOUN)csobogás, tovagyűrűző, fodrozódás, gyűrűző, lüktet, hullámosság
Indonesian (NOUN)riak
Italian (NOUN)ondulazione, increspatura, Ondina
Japanese (NOUN)リップル, 波及, リプル, 波紋, さざ波, リップ
Korean (NOUN)리플, 잔물결, 파급, 파문, 물결식
Latvian (NOUN)pulsāciju, ņirboņa, virma
Malagasy hitohitohy
Malay (Latin) riak
Maltese immewweġ
Norwegian Bokmål rippel
Persian موج دار شدن
Polish (NOUN)tętnienia, marszczyć
Portuguese (NOUN)ondinha, ondulação, cascata, repercussão, dominó
(VERB)ondular
Querétaro Otomi Rizo
Romanian (NOUN)clipoci, unda, ondulaţie, riplul, valului
Russian (NOUN)пульсации, рябь, Риппл, волновой, серебристый
Samoan galugalu
Serbian (Cyrillic) остављају траг
Serbian (Latin) ostavljaju trag
Slovak (NOUN)zvlnenie, dominový
Slovenian (NOUN)valovanje, Mreškati, nihanje
Spanish (NOUN)ondulación, rizo, onda, dominó, riple, rizado, murmullo
(VERB)ondear
Swedish (NOUN)rippel, krusning
Tamil சிற்றலை
Telugu రిపుల్
Thai กระเพื่อม
Tongan nikoniko'i
Turkish (NOUN)dalgalanma
Ukrainian (NOUN)брижах, пульсація, хвильовий, мерехтіння
Urdu ننھی لہریں
Vietnamese (NOUN)gợn
Welsh crychdonni
Yucatec Maya Rizo
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