US: /ˈɹɪpəɫ/
UK: /ɹˈɪpə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

ripple /'ripl/
  • danh từ
    • sự gợn sóng lăn tăn (làn tóc, dải ruy băng...)
    • tiếng rì rầm; tiếng róc rách
      • a ripple of conversation: tiếng nói chuyện rì rầm
      • the ripple of the brook: tiếng róc rách của dòng suối
  • nội động từ
    • gợn sóng lăn tăn (làn tóc, mặt nước)
    • rì rầm; róc rách
      • soft laughter rippled next door: nhà bên có tiếng cười rì rầm khe khẽ
      • the brook is rippling: suối róc rách
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm cho gợn sóng lăn tăn
    • làm cho rì rào khẽ lay động
      • a zephyr ripples the foliage: cơn gió thoảng làm lá cây khẽ rì rào lay động
  • danh từ
    • (nghành dệt) máy chải (sợi lanh để gỡ hết hột)
    • ngoại động từ
      • chải (lanh) bằng máy chải

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 a small wave on the surface of a liquid, especially water in a lake, etc: The air was so still that there was hardly a ripple on the pond's surface.
    2 a thing that looks or moves like a small wave
    3 [usually sing.] ~ of sth a sound that gradually becomes louder and then quieter again: a ripple of applause / laughter
    4 [usually sing.] ~ of sth a feeling that gradually spreads through a person or group of people: A ripple of fear passed through him. + The announcement sent a ripple of excitement through the crowd. + Her visit caused no more than a ripple of interest.
    + verb
    1 to move or to make sth move in very small waves: [V] The sea rippled and sparkled. + rippling muscles + [VN] The wind rippled the wheat in the fields.
    2 [V +adv./prep.] (of a feeling, etc.) to spread through a person or a group of people like a wave: A gasp rippled through the crowd.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 wavelet, wave, ruffle, ruffling, cat's-paw, purl, purling, undulation, US riffle, riffling:
    There wasn't even the slightest breath of air to cause a ripple on the mirror-like surface of the lake
    2 (slight) disturbance, upset, perturbation, agitation, flurry, flutter, suggestion, hint, soupçon:
    The divorce occasioned only a ripple of dissent in the royal family.
    3 ruffle, purl, undulate, wave; splash, wash, US riffle:
    I sat musing, watching the water ripple over the stones in the brook.

    Collocation dictionary


    little, small


    cause, set off
    The decision caused ripples of concern among the parents.
    | send
    I dropped the pebble in the water, sending ripples across the pond. His remarks sent a ripple of laughter through the audience.
    | feel
    He felt a small ripple of fear pass through him.


    pass/run through sb/sth | spread (across) sth
    He watched the ripples spread across the pool.




    ~ of
    A ripple of unease passed through her.


    gently, smoothly, softly


    Small waves rippled gently across the pond.
    | through
    Shock rippled through her.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    +(electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value
    +stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    +flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise