Ramble - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈræmbl|  American pronunciation of the word ramble
Brit.  |ˈramb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word ramble

noun

- an aimless amble on a winding course (syn: meander)

verb

- continue talking or writing in a desultory manner(syn: jog)
- move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment (syn: cast, drift, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander)

Examples

She rambled for several minutes before introducing the main speaker.

He's funny, but he tends to ramble.

We went for a ramble along the beach.

He encountered many interesting people in his rambles in the country.

The first chapter is a 100-page ramble.

We had to listen to another one of his long rambles about politics and religion.

My thoughts were rambling to distant places.

Her letter doesn't contain any news, but it rambles on for pages.

There is a little stream that rambles through the valley.

She's getting old and she tends to ramble a bit.

There's plenty to discover as you ramble around this little island.

I quite like the idea of going for a ramble one weekend.

In a ten-page ramble, Barre explains why he wrote the book.

This novel rambles on and jogs

...we like to work off lunch with a noontide ramble...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: ramble
he/she/it: rambles
present participle: rambling
past tense: rambled
past participle: rambled
noun
singular: ramble
plural: rambles
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