For all your dictionary needs!
Header of rumble


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun rumble:

View more statistics!

The word rumble is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

Video footage: Motocross, Rumble Strip, Slow Motion
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun rumble

What does rumble mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: rumbles

  1. a loud low dull continuous noise
  2. a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: seat = any support where you can sit
    • part of: carriage / equipage / rig = a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
  3. a fight between rival gangs of adolescents

Alternative definition of the noun rumble


  1. A low pitched irregular noise, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach.
  2. [slang] A street fight or brawl.

Definition of the verb rumble

What does rumble mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: rumbled | rumbling | rumbles

  1. make a low noise
  2. to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

Alternative definition of the verb rumble


  1. To make a low pitched noise.
  2. To discover deceitful or underhanded behaviour.
  3. To move while making a rumbling noise.
  4. [slang] fight, brawl.

Other definitions of rumble

What does rumble also mean?


  1. An onomatopoeia describing a rumbling noise


Rumble is a fictional character in the Transformers universes. In order to trademark the name, Hasbro referred to the Alternators character as Decepticon Rumble.


"Rumble" is a 2014 book by Ellen Hopkins.


  1. "Rumble" is a 2003 short film written and directed by Dahlia Wilde.
  2. "Rumble" is a film.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (25 years ago)


  1. "Rumble" is a rock instrumental by Link Wray & His Ray Men. Originally released in 1958, "Rumble" utilized then largely unexplored techniques like distortion and feedback. The piece is one of very few instrumental singles banned from the radio airwaves. It is also one of the first tunes to use the power chord, the "major modus operandi of [the] modern rock guitarist".
  2. "Rumble" is a musical album of Abhinanda.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  3. "Rumble" is the second single from the album #4 Record by Australian rock band You Am I. It was released in 1998 and reached number 65 in that year's Hottest 100.
  4. "Rumble" is a musical single of Reso, Vent, DC Breaks.
    • also known as Rumble (Mash Up mix)
    • released in (5 years ago)
  5. "Rumble" is a musical album of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers & Tommy Conwell.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  6. "RUMBLE" is a musical album of Thee Michelle Gun Elephant.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  7. "Rumble" is a musical album of Inca Babies.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  8. "Rumble" is a musical album of Rumble On The Beach.
    • released on (27 years ago)


Who is Rumble?

Rumble a.k.a. Anthony Johnson: Anthony Kewoa Johnson is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.


Rumble is a 1994 Juno Award nominated hip-hop group.

  • also known as Rumble!
  • albums: "Liquor Store, Laundromat, Chinese Restaurant", "Rumble", "Safe"
  • nomination: - nominated to Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year - "Safe"


  1. Rumble: A rumble is a continuous deep, resonant sound, such as the sound made by heavy vehicles or thunder. In the context of audio reproduction rumble refers to a low frequency sound from the bearings inside a turntable. This is most noticeable in low quality turntables with ball bearings. Higher quality turntables use slide bearings, minimizing rumble.
  2. Rumble is a TV program, begun in (20 years ago).
  3. Rumble is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rumble

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewThe Automotive Manufacturer (1901)

The rumble is a frame of ash; the brackets are put in the boards from the bottom, and bolted to an iron cross bar 1% by V; in. The ends are bolted to lugs forged solid on the loop. Iron posts are erected upon this frame to take the seat frame, ...

Google previewDictionary of Manufactures, Mining Machinery, and the Industrial Arts (1876)

by George Dodd

Rumble is a rotating cylinder in which articles polish one another by mutual attrition. Needles, pins, buttons, shot, &c., are often polished in this way. A gigantic rumble is in use in Sheerness Dockyard, to rub the rust off chain cables. Rum.


by H. N. GUPTA

Rumble is the name assigned to intermittent roughness caused by combustion chamber deposits which create secondary flame fronts. It is a low pitched noise distinctly different from spark knock. It follows that the rate of ...

Google previewShip of Thought (2002)

Essays on Psychoanalysis and Learning by Duncan Barford

Every sneeze and stomach rumble is a measure of the group's regression, its level of anxiety, or its phantasies. A seminar based around a particular issue or text quickly becomes an examination of which concepts and formulations generate ...

Google previewKelley's Essentials of Internal Medicine (2001)

by H. David Humes

The diastolic rumble is a low-pitched apical murmur that begins immediately after the ...

Google previewUltimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies

by Jeff Breitenstein

rumble seat n. Any open-air auxiliary seat as featured on generally late- 1920s through late-1930s era production automobiles. A rumble seat takes the place of a conventional trunk on what would normally be a two-passenger model (coupe, ...

Google previewThe MMA Encyclopedia (2010)

by Jonathan Snowden, Kendall Shields

Rumble on the Rock was essentially a Hawaiian promotion, like so many others trying to draw a crowd to see the local tough guys go at it. MMA had been big on the islands since the very beginnings of the sport, with T.J. Thompson bringing in ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

a rumour US ®The rumble«s out already. Half the Bowery knows you«re holed up here. ̄ ¦ Curt Cannon, The Death of ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

rumble , n. An (improvised) seat for servants at the back of a carriage: 1808: coll till ca 1840 > then S.E.; ob. Abbr. RUMBLE-TUMBLE. 2. A stage-coach: ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Rumble

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Usage statistics about rumble

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun rumble:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb rumble:


Photos about Rumble

Click on an item to view that photo:


View more pictures about The Rumble, Rumble Fish, Ready to Rumble, and Rumble in the jungle.

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 23th 2017: brigades of rumble diggers preparing for helping earthquake buried victims of 19th September 2017 earthquakeSmall photo of MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 23th 2017: brigades of rumble diggers preparing for helping earthquake buried victims of 19th September 2017 earthquakeSmall photo of MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 23th 2017: brigades of rumble diggers preparing for helping earthquake buried victims of 19th September 2017 earthquakeSmall photo of Man standing in huge boulder scree pile below a gorgeous waterfall high above him. Beautiful summer day Rumble Falls, Swan Mountain Range, MontanaSmall photo of Cloudy rumble!Small photo of Center line rumble strips down a lonely country road.Small photo of Rumble Strips on Alaska Highway in Winter More...

Video language resources about Rumble

Click on an item to play that video:

View more videos about The Rumble, Rumble seat, and Royal Rumble.

See also the pronunciation examples of Rumble!

Quotes about Rumble

I got out of the Army - in my world - I came to New York, for instance, when the civil rights movement was just beginning, and that created a certain energy, a certain rumble, a certain impetus for black actors. (James Earl Jones)
more quotes about rumble...

Scrabble value of R1U1M3B3L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of RUMBLE

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of Rumble!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Rumble to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary