ripple

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  • Info Ripple is the more common name for a capillary wave in fluid dynamics. more...
  • No ripples to mark the place where she has been received by the sea! Cited from Children of the Market Place, by Edgar Lee Masters
  • Behind us we saw the surface of the sea rippled by the wind. Cited from Voyages of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  • The battle caused a ripple effect resulting in other states leaving the empire.
  • That life, until he met her, had rippled and run like a river. Cited from Browning's Heroines, by Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • The surface of one part appeared to ripple like the surface of a lake.
  • It is a ripple of life through many bodies as through one body. Cited from Fantasia of the Unconscious, by D. H. Lawrence
  • The boys looked, and saw the surface of the bay all rippled over. Cited from Lost in the Fog, by James De Mille
  • He felt the ripples upon his face and heard their separate sounds as they struck. Cited from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II, by Ambrose Bierce
  • Half a mile to the east a blue river rippled into the bay. Cited from Children of the Ghetto, by I. Zangwill [AKA: Israel Zangwill]
  • The bottom of the lake we cannot see, because its surface is covered with ripples.
  • Events in life sometimes ripple along like the waters of a little stream in summer. Cited from Blue Lights, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Are all ripples on life due to women at the bottom of the matter? Cited from The Daredevil, by Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Training young sports leaders in the early days had had a ripple effect on the present day.
  • No one would have suspected there had ever been a ripple between them. Cited from Klondike Nuggets, by E. S. Ellis
  • The major change in the nature of government had ripple effects in the structure of government.
  • He had never heard a voice so low and sweet and filled with bird-like ripples of music. Cited from The Grizzly King, by James Oliver Curwood
  • Then came a quiet ripple of water close to his own hiding place. Cited from Star Hunter, by Andre Alice Norton
  • Second/Sam says that he has released the ripple to go on forward.
  • Now and then I saw the water ripple before me, and my courage almost failed me. Cited from My First Voyage to Southern Seas, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • They circle around one the way ripples circle around a stone that has fallen into the water. Cited from A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago, B. Hecht
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Meaning of ripple

  • noun A small wave on the surface of a liquid
  • noun (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value
  • verb Stir up (water) so as to form ripples
  • verb Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    babbling brooks