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What is another word for ripple?

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A small wave or series of waves on the surface of water
“But his sunken eye saw a ripple in the stream, and under it, a bed of little pebbles and sand.”
A furrow or wrinkle on a surface
“I looked at my great-aunt, at the neatly made bed in which her wasted frame made barely a ripple in the sheets.”
A result or consequence of something
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“The economic ripple of reduced automobile purchases also extends to countries that produce few or no automobiles.”
A slight trembling movement or sound, sometimes figuratively
“The gentle ting-ling of the bell sent a ripple of excitement through the house.”
An undulating or throbbing movement
A gurgling sound, such as that of water flowing
(figurative) An outburst of laughter, shouting or emotion
A soft, muffled crackling sound
To flow choppily in a stream as water or liquid
“We took off our shoes and stockings and paddled in the shallows, letting the spent waves ripple over our feet.”
To move, or cause to move, in a wavelike motion
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“Brightly colored flags ripple in the wind above simple brick buildings.”
To physically shape into a ripple or series of ripples
“Don't make the stitching too dense or it will ripple the fabric and make it difficult to fully remove any stabilizers.”
To move in a twisting or spiraling pattern
To resonate, throb or pulsate
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