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ripple

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈrɪpl/
WAVE a small wave or series of small waves on the surface of water: She dived in, sending ripples across the pool.Waves
SOUND something that spreads through a place in a gentle way: a ripple of applause/laughter Feelings - general words
Translations of “ripple”
in Korean 잔물결…
in Arabic تَمَوّج…
in French ondulation…
in Turkish çırpıntı, ufak dalga, küçük dalgalanma…
in Italian increspatura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漣漪, 微波, 細浪…
in Russian рябь (на воде), рокот…
in Polish zmarszczka, fale, fala…
in Spanish ondulación…
in Portuguese onda…
in German die Kräuselung, kleine Welle…
in Catalan ona, ondulació…
in Japanese さざ波, 波紋…
in Chinese (Simplified) 涟漪, 微波, 细浪…
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