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Ripple meaning

ripple - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; " babbling brooks"
  2. 2. An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.
  3. 3. To remove the seeds from ( the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple.
  4. 4. Hence, to scratch or tear.
  5. 5. To become fretted or dimpled on the surface, as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom; to be covered with small waves or undulations, as a field of grain.
  6. 6. To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore.
  7. 7. To fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake.
  8. 8. The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves.
  9. 9. A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter.
  10. 10. a small wave on the surface of water or other liquids for which the driving force is not gravity, but surface tension.
  11. 11. the residual AC component in the DC current output from a rectifier, expressed as a percentage of the steady component of the current.
  12. 12. Little wave or waves.
  13. 13. To have ripples.

ripple - examples of usage

  1. A fresh morning breeze came down over the mountain and watching they could see the ripple of it in the tops of the distant trees. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. To- night they seemed fixed with unusual firmness in the blue, and flashed back such a ripple of light into her eyes that she found herself thinking that to- night the stars were happy. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. The four- oar remains, and the eyes of her crew are straining hard to catch a sight of anything that is not mere lift and ripple of a wave. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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