ripple - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlerippling
past tenserippled
past participlerippled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if a liquid ripples, or if something ripples it, it moves gently in small waves
    1. a.
      to move like waves, or to make something move like waves

      You could see his muscles rippling under his T-shirt.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if a feeling or sound ripples through someone or through a group of people, it spreads gradually
    ripple around/through:

    Laughter rippled around the room.

    Polly flinched at the thrill that rippled through her.