bubble vs gurgle what difference

what is difference between bubble and gurgle

English

Etymology

Partly imitative, also influenced by burble. Compare Middle Dutch bobbe (bubble) > Dutch bubbel (bubble), Low German bubbel (bubble), Danish boble (bubble), Swedish bubbla (bubble).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʌb.əl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌbəl

Noun

bubble (plural bubbles)

  1. A spherically contained volume of air or other gas, especially one made from soapy liquid.
    Antonym: antibubble
  2. A small spherical cavity in a solid material.
  3. (by extension) Anything resembling a hollow sphere.
  4. (figuratively) Anything lacking firmness or solidity; a cheat or fraud; an empty project.
  5. (economics) A period of intense speculation in a market, causing prices to rise quickly to irrational levels as the metaphorical bubble expands, and then fall even more quickly as the bubble bursts.
    • 2007, Elizabeth Grossman, High Tech Trash, Island Press (→ISBN), page 46:
      Thanks to the proliferation of semiconductor chips and cell phones—the number of U.S. cell phones grew from essentially zero in 1983 to nearly two hundred million by the end of 2004, and as of 2003 over one billion cell phones were in use worldwide, so by the time the high-tech bubble approached its bursting point in 2000 and 2001, coltan had become an extremely hot commodity.
  6. (figuratively) The emotional and/or physical atmosphere in which the subject is immersed.
    Synonyms: circumstances, ambience
    Hyponym: filter bubble
  7. An officer’s station in a prison dormitory, affording views on all sides.
    • 1998, District of Columbia Appropriations for 1998: Hearings
      Later that day, the unit was staffed with only one officer, who was required to stay in the bubble.
  8. (obsolete) Someone who has been ‘bubbled’ or fooled; a dupe.
    • 1709, Matthew Prior, Cupid and Ganymede
      Gany’s a cheat, and I’m a bubble.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1979, p. 15:
      For no woman, sure, will plead the passion of love for an excuse. This would be to own herself the mere tool and bubble of the man.
  9. A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.
  10. The globule of air in the chamber of a spirit level.
  11. (Cockney rhyming slang) A laugh.
    Synonyms: giraffe, bubble bath
  12. (Cockney rhyming slang) A Greek.
    Synonym: bubble and squeak
  13. (computing, historical) Any of the small magnetized areas that make up bubble memory.
  14. (poker) The point in a poker tournament when the last player without a prize loses all their chips and leaves the game, leaving only players that are going to win prizes. (e.g., if the last remaining 9 players win prizes, then the point when the 10th player leaves the tournament)
  15. A group of people who are in quarantine together.

Synonyms

  • bull (obsolete)

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

bubble (third-person singular simple present bubbles, present participle bubbling, simple past and past participle bubbled)

  1. (intransitive) To produce bubbles, to rise up in bubbles (such as in foods cooking or liquids boiling).
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To churn or foment, as if wishing to rise to the surface.
    Rage bubbled inside him.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To rise through a medium or system, similar to the way that bubbles rise in liquid.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To cheat, delude.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 443:
      No, no, friend, I shall never be bubbled out of my religion in hopes only of keeping my place under another government []
  5. (intransitive, Scotland and Northern England) To cry, weep.
  6. (transitive) To pat a baby on the back so as to cause it to belch.
    • 1942, McCall’s, volume 69, page 94:
      Groggily her mind went back through the long hours to 10 P.M. She had fed Junior, bubbled him, diped him—according to plan.
  7. (transitive) To cause to feel as if bubbling or churning.
    • 1922, Conal O’Riordan, In London: The Story of Adam and Marriage, page 164:
      It seemed to Adam that he felt the blood in his toes creeping up his legs and body until it reached his brain where, finding it could go no farther, it bubbled him into dumbness: it added to his confusion to know that he looked as if some such accident had befallen his circulation.
    • 2011, Tim O’Brien, Northern Lights, page 201:
      The frothing sensation bubbled him all over, a boiling without heat or any sound or light.
  8. (transitive) To express in a bubbly or lively manner.
  9. (transitive) To form into a protruding round shape.
    • 1929, The Saturday Evening Post, volume 201, page 50:
      She bubbled her lips at Junior and wrinkled her eyes.
  10. (transitive) To cover with bubbles.
  11. (transitive) To bubble in; to mark a response on a form by filling in a circular area (‘bubble’).
    • 2019, Crash Course for the ACT, 6th Edition: Your Last-Minute Guide to Scoring High, page 15:
      You don’t want to go back and forth between the test booklet and your answer sheet to bubble your answers.
  12. (intransitive) To join together in a support bubble

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:bubble.

Derived terms

  • bubble over
  • bubble under
  • bubble up

Translations

References

  • bubble at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [4]
  • Frank Graham (1987) The New Geordie Dictionary, →ISBN
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN


English

Etymology

Back formation from Middle English gurguling (a rumbling in the belly). Akin to Middle Dutch gorgelen (to gurgle), Middle Low German gorgelen (to gurgle), German gurgeln (to gargle), and perhaps to Latin gurguliō (throat).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡəː.ɡəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɝ.ɡəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)ɡəl

Verb

gurgle (third-person singular simple present gurgles, present participle gurgling, simple past and past participle gurgled)

  1. To flow with a bubbling sound.
    The bath water gurgled down the drain.
    • 1728, Edward Young, The Love of Fame
      Pure gurgling rills the lonely desert trace, / And waste their music on the savage race.
  2. To make such a sound.
    The baby gurgled with delight.

Translations

Noun

gurgle (plural gurgles)

  1. A gurgling sound.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      Then the conversation broke off, and there was little more talking, only a noise of men going backwards and forwards, and of putting down of kegs and the hollow gurgle of good liquor being poured from breakers into the casks.

Translations

Anagrams

  • glurge, lugger

German

Verb

gurgle

  1. inflection of gurgeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

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