ripple

ripple
rip|ple1 [ `rıpl ] verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive if a liquid ripples or if something ripples it, it moves gently in small waves:
A slight wind rippled the lake's surface.
a ) to move like waves, or to make something move like waves:
You could see his muscles rippling under his T-shirt.
A light breeze rippled the trees.
2. ) intransitive if a feeling or sound ripples through someone or a group of people, it spreads gradually:
ripple around/through: Laughter rippled around the room.
Polly flinched at the thrill that rippled through her.
ripple
rip|ple 2 [ `rıpl ] noun count
1. ) a small wave or series of waves on the surface of a liquid:
Joe threw a stone and watched the ripples spread out across the pond.
a ) something that looks like a wave:
There were ripples in the sand.
2. ) a sound that gets gradually louder and then quieter:
There was a ripple in the audience as he announced his plans.
a ripple of laughter/applause: A ripple of laughter lessened the tension.
3. ) an emotion that spreads gradually through a person or a group of people:
The issue has caused a few ripples among the islanders.
ripple of: Ralph felt a ripple of fear pass through him.
raspberry/chocolate etc. ripple
ICE-CREAM that has lines of a RASPBERRY/chocolate, etc. flavored substance in it

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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