Gobble appears in the following tongue twister:
- As he gobbled the cakes on his plate,
the greedy ape said as he ate,
the greener green grapes are,
the keener keen apes are
to gobble green grape cakes,
(from Dr. Seuss' O Say Can You Say?)
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Definition of the noun gobble
What does gobble mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: gobbles
- the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock
Definition of the verb gobble
What does gobble mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: gobbled | gobbling | gobbles
- eat hastily without proper chewing
- example: They gobble more bread
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] Cynthia gobbled the pizza [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] down Cynthia gobbled the pizza down [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] up Cynthia gobbled the pizza up
- lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
- synonym of gobble: bolt
- more generic word: eat = take in solid food
- make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - animal] [Verb] The dog barked [Agent - animal] [Verb] [Location] Birds sang in the trees [Agent - animal] [Verb] [Recipient] [Adjective] The rooster crowed everyone awake [Agent - animal] [Verb] [Theme] The dog barked a warning [Agent - animal] [Verb] at [Cause] The dog barked at the commotion [Agent - animal] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] The dog barked at the cat [Location] [Verb] with [Agent] The tree sang with birds
Verbs of Sounds Made by Animals (with the same syntax): baa, bark, bay, bellow, blat, bleat, boom, bray, buzz, cackle, call, caw, chatter, cheep, chirp, chirrup, chitter, cluck, coo, croak, crow, cuckoo, drone, groan, growl, grunt, hee-haw, hiss, honk, hoot, howl, low, meow, mew, moan, moo, neigh, oink, peep, pipe, purr, quack, rattle, roar, rumble, screech, snarl, squawk, squeak, squeal, stridulate, thunder, trill, trumpet, tweet, twitter, ululate, wail, warble, wheeze, whimper, whine, whinny, whistle, woof, yap, yell, yelp, yip, yowl.
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- more generic terms: emit / let loose / let out / utter = express audibly
Alternative definition of the verb gobble
- To make the sound of a turkey.
- To eat hastily or greedily; to scoff. Often used with up
"Gobble" is a 1997 comedy drama film written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman and directed by Jimmy Mulville.
- country: United Kingdom
- language: English Language
- producer: Grainne Marmion
- executive producers: David M. Thompson & Mary Bell
- production design by Graeme Story
- art direction by Jenny Andreas & Jenny Andrews
- written by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
- Kevin Whately as Colin Worsfold
- Keith Barron as Arthur Hedley
- Jack Dee as Pathologist
- Peter Egan as Peter Villiers
- Pippa Guard as Claire Worsfold
- Nicholas Jones as Cranley
- Warren Mitchell as Waterboard Chairman
- Suzy Aitchison as Newsreader #1
- John Bardon as Taxi Driver
- Paul Broughton as 1st Security Man
- Selina Cadell as Treasury Boss
- Hugo Chandor as Newsreader #2
- Jonathan Coy as Hans Gluk
- Eileen Davies as Androcles' Mum
- Matthew Delamere as Ben Worsfold
- Michael Fenton Stevens as Gordon the Gobbler
- Stephen Frost as Gun Shop Assistant
- Tony Guilfoyle as Mr. George Henderson
- Cas Harkins as Journalist #1
- Kate Maberly as Pippa Worsfold
- casting by Sarah Trevis
- cinematography by Rob Kitzmann
- edited by Steve Tempia
- music by Philip Pope
- costume design by Phoebe De Gaye
- genres: Comedy, Drama
- released on (18 years ago)
"Gobble" is a musical album of Nikita.
- released in (9 years ago)
Phrases with Gobble
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Gobble
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The Cervantean Heritage (2009)
Reception and Influence of Cervantes in Britain by J. A. G. Ardila
Greaves's confrontation with the hideous Justice Gobble is the most salient case. The point is not to transcend the law but to return it to its proper functioning as a protector of the interests of ordinary citizens against the powerful. Greaves ...
Birds of Mississippi (1999)
by William H. Turcotte, David L. Watts
The gobble is the territorial claim and advertisement notice of the adult male, and occasionally it is imitated by the year- old jakes.
The Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Representative Men of Chicago, Iowa and the World's Columbian Exposition (1893)
Gobble is a most prominent member of the Democratic party in the Hawkeye State, and stands high in its councils.
Transgressive Grief When in Rome do as the Romans do and when in Turkey don't forget to gobble is the sage admonition of experience taught travelers ...
E - P by Hensleigh Wedgwood
To Gobble, Gob, Gobbet. To gobble is to eat voraciously, from the noise of liquids pouring down the throat, as E. guttle, guzzle, Fr. godailler, gogaille, from other representations of the same sound.
by George Stack
Gobble. up. A Goblet. 5!re Bowl. God (JlfaAomedon). j, (Hindoo) in) speGod forbid, God grant, God guard you God knows ! A Goddess. £ft. Godly (pious q. ».) Going and Coming, Gold. )3R. Cloth of Gold. Gold leaf. Mr. Of Gold (icori).
Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland
Gobble (American), to gobble up or devour is a well-known Eng- lish word. In the United States gobbling is often specially applied to the purchase of smaller or rival railroads, insurance companies, &c. by wealthier or shrewder rivals.
A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)
by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland
Gobble (American), to gobble ap or devour is a well-known English word. In the United States gobbling is often specially applied to the purchase of smaller or rival railroads, insurance companies, &c., by wealthier or shrewder rivals.
The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: T-Z. Supplement. Bibliography. Grammar (1905)
by Joseph Wright
The Reporter's Dictionary (1864)
Based on Phonography by Alexis E. Marshall
Gobble,. b,. bl. ' ' Go-between bt wn. Goblet,.
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Usage statistics about gobble
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- Gobble, gobble
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- Gobble Tov!
Turkey, Latkes and Cranberry Sauce
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- Day 332: Give and Gobble 5k
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- Squat and Gobble
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Scrabble value of G2O1B3B3L1E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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