(noun, verb)


1. a small wave on the surface of a liquid

Similar word(s): riffle, rippling, wavelet

Definition categories: event, wave

2. (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value

Definition categories: event, oscillation, vibration

Sentences with ripple as a noun:

- I dropped a small stone into the pond and watched the ripples.

- I enjoy fudge ripple ice cream, but I especially like to dig through the carton to get at the ripple part and eat only that.


1. stir up (water) so as to form ripples

Similar word(s): cockle, riffle, ruffle, undulate

Definition categories: motion, flow, flux

2. flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

Similar word(s): babble, bubble, burble, guggle, gurgle

Definition categories: perception, go, sound