Rumble vs Debris - What's the difference?

rumble | debris |

As nouns the difference between rumble and debris

is that rumble is a low, heavy, continuous sound, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach while debris is .

As an interjection rumble

is an onomatopoeia describing a rumbling noise.

As a verb rumble

is to make a low, heavy, continuous sound.



Alternative forms

* (dialectal)


(en interjection)
  • An onomatopoeia describing a rumbling noise
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A low, heavy, continuous sound, such as that of thunder or a hungry stomach.
  • The rumble from passing trucks made it hard to sleep at night.
  • (slang) A street fight or brawl.
  • A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
  • (dated) A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
  • * Charles Dickens
  • Kit, well wrapped, was in the rumble behind.


  • To make a low, heavy, continuous sound.
  • If I don't eat, my stomach will rumble .
    I could hear the thunder rumbling in the distance.
  • To discover deceitful or underhanded behaviour.
  • The police is going to rumble your hideout.
  • To move while making a rumbling noise.
  • The truck rumbled over the rough road.
  • (slang) To fight; to brawl.
  • To cause to pass through a rumble, or polishing machine.
  • (obsolete) To murmur; to ripple.
  • * Spenser
  • to rumble gently down with murmur soft


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    Alternative forms



  • Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=December 21, author=David M. Halbfinger, Charles V. Bagli and Sarah Maslin Nir, title=On Ravaged Coastline, It’s Rebuild Deliberately vs. Rebuild Now, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=His neighbors were still ripping out debris . But Mr. Ryan, a retired bricklayer who built his house by hand 30 years ago only to lose most of it to Hurricane Sandy, was already hard at work rebuilding. }}
  • Litter and discarded refuse.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=[The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].}}
  • The ruins of a broken-down structure
  • (geology) Large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc.
  • Anagrams