how to pronounce ripple


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ripple is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ripple in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to cause a ripple but to create a wave …”

meanings of ripple


  1. To launch or unleash in rapid succession.
  2. To propagate like a moving wave.
  3. To move like the undulating surface of a body of water; to undulate.
  4. To scratch, tear, or break slightly; graze.
  5. To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore.
  6. To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple.
  7. To shape into a series of ripples.


  1. A style of ice cream in which flavors have been coarsely blended together.
  2. A small oscillation of an otherwise steady signal.
  3. A sound similar to that of undulating water.
  4. An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.
  5. A moving disturbance, or undulation, in the surface of a fluid.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A village and civil parish in Malvern Hills district, Worcestershire, England (OS grid ref SO8737).
  3. A village and civil parish in Dover district, Kent, England (OS grid ref TR3450).

ripple frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ripple occurs in english on average 2.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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