Rale vs Rave - What's the difference?

rale | rave |


As nouns the difference between rale and rave

is that rale is rabble, riff-raff while rave is an enthusiastic review (such as of a play) or rave can be one of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.

As a verb rave is

to wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

rale

English

(rales)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (medicine, now chiefly in plural) An abnormal clicking, rattling or crackling sound, made by one or both lungs and heard with a stethoscope, caused by the popping open of airways collapsed by fluid or exudate, or sometimes by pulmonary edema.
  • * 1840 , CM Billard, A Treatise on the Diseases of Infants , page 416:
  • Michael Colot, aged fifteen days, of a strong constitution, not having been sick from the time of birth, was, on the 22nd of November, taken with a violent cough, accompanied with a rale which could be heard without recourse to auscultation.
  • * 1861 , Austin Flint, American Medical Times , 7 Dec 1961:
  • If you were to tell a patient that he had a ‘rhonchus’ in his chest, he would imagine that it was something formidable, while, if you said that he had a ‘râle ’ he would not be alarmed.
  • * 1894 , (Arthur Conan Doyle), Round Red Lamp :
  • But after all the educated classes have a right to expect that their medical man will know the difference between a mitral murmur and a bronchitic rale .

    Synonyms

    * crackles

    Anagrams

    * * * *

    See also

    * crackles, crepitations * bilateral; basal, basilar; bibasilar ----

    rave

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) raver, variant of resver, of uncertain origin.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An enthusiastic review (such as of a play).
  • An all-night dance party filled with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly drug use.
  • (uncountable) The genre of electronic dance music associated with rave parties.
  • * 2009 , Chrysalis Experiential Academy, Mind Harvesting (page 109)
  • Maybe I wear baggies / And white socks with flip-flops / Maybe I don't like listening to rave / And I'm not on the social mountaintops

    Verb

    (rav)
  • To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
  • * Addison
  • Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
  • * Macaulay
  • The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went raving down the valley to the gorge of Killiecrankie.
  • To speak or write wildly or incoherently.
  • * 1748 , David Hume, Enquiry concerning Human Understanding , Section 3. § 5.
  • A production without design would resemble more the ravings of a madman, than the sober efforts of genius and learning.
  • To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about'', ''of'', or (formerly) ''on .
  • He raved about her beauty.
  • * Byron
  • The hallowed scene / Which others rave on, though they know it not.
  • (obsolete) To rush wildly or furiously.
  • (Spenser)
  • To attend a rave (dance party).
  • See also

    * rant

    Etymology 2

    English dialect raves, or .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

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