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gurgleverb [I]

uk   /ˈɡɜː.ɡl̩/  us   /ˈɡɝː-/
(of ​babies) to make a ​happysound with the back of the ​throat: The ​babylay gurgling in her ​cot. (of ​water, ​especiallysmallstreams) to ​flowquickly while making a ​low, ​pleasantsound: Outside of her ​window the ​stream gurgled over the ​rocks.
gurgle
noun [C] uk   us  
The ​water went down the ​drain with a ​loud gurgle.
(Definition of gurgle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gurgleverb [I]

 us   /ˈɡɜr·ɡəl/
to make a ​bubblingsound like ​waterflowing over an ​unevensurface: A ​stream gurgled over the ​rocks.
gurgle
noun [C]  us   /ˈɡɜr·ɡəl/
I said something that ​sounded like a gurgle.
(Definition of gurgle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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