Meaning of “ripple” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “ripple” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ripplenoun [ C ]

us /ˈrɪp·əl/

a small wave or a slight movement of a surface, esp. the surface of water:

The stone hit the water and caused a ring of ripples to spread out.

A ripple is also a sound or feeling that is slight but is noticed:

A ripple of laughter ran through the crowd.
The story created ripples of alarm here in Washington.

rippleverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈrɪp·əl/

Something that ripples moves in a way that is not obvious but is noticeable:

(Definition of “ripple” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)