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rip·ple

ripple

 
 
pronunciation:
rI pl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: ripples, rippling, rippled
definition 1: to move or flow in small waves.
The stream rippled down the mountain.
definition 2: to make small waves in or on.
A breeze rippled the surface of the pond.
similar words:
ruffle
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small wave.
I could see a ripple in the tall grass as the cat passed by me.
similar words:
ruffle, wave
definition 2: something that looks, sounds, or seems like a ripple.
I felt a ripple of fear when I heard the creak on the stairs.
 
similar words:
wave
derivation: ripply (adj.)