ripple

ripple
1 verb
1 (I, T) to move in small waves, or to make something move in this way: Arnie's muscles rippled as he carried the huge crates. | Look how the breeze is rippling the long grass.
2 (intransitive always + adv/prep) to pass from one person to another like a wave: ripple around/through etc: Excitement rippled around the courtroom. | A thrill of pleasure rippled through me.
3 (I) to make a noise like water that is flowing gently: The water rippled over the stones. | a rippling brook
2 noun
1 (C) a small low wave on the surface of a liquid: The wind made ripples on the surface of the pond.
2 a ripple of applause/laughter etc a sound that gets gradually louder and softer: A ripple of laughter ran through the audience.
3 a ripple of shock/unease/nervousness etc a feeling that spreads through a person or a group because of something that has happened: A ripple of shock ran around the meeting.
4 (C) a shape or pattern that looks like a wave: ripples on the sand
5 raspberry ripple/chocolate ripple etc a type of ice cream that has different coloured bands of fruit, chocolate etc in it
6 ripple effect a situation in which one action causes another, which then causes a third, etc

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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