rumble

Part of speech: verb

To make a low, rolling sound, as thunder.

Part of speech: noun

A muffled roar; confused noise.

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Usage examples "rumble":

  1. From below came the low rumble of moving machinery. - "Penny Nichols Finds a Clue", Joan Clark.
  2. Through the breathless night there came the faint rumble of a ship's chains. - "The Silver Horde", Rex Beach.
  3. There was the song of the birds and a little later the rumble of an occasional wagon over the paved streets. - "The Just and the Unjust", Vaughan Kester.