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ripple

US [ˈrɪp(ə)l]
UK ['rɪp(ə)l]
  • n.波纹;涟漪;细浪;(外观或运动)如波纹的东西
  • v.(使)如波浪般起伏;扩散;涌起
  • Web纹波;涟波;脉动
Plural Form:ripples  Present Participle:rippling  Past Tense:rippled  
ripple
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n.
1.
波纹;细浪;涟漪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.
空气静止不动,池塘的水面上几乎看不到波纹。
2.
(外观或运动)如波纹的东西a thing that looks or moves like a small wave
ripples of sand
沙滩上的波纹
3.
[ususing]
~ of sth
起伏的声音a sound that gradually becomes louder and then quieter again
a ripple of applause/laughter
一阵阵的掌声╱笑声
4.
[ususing]
~ of sth
逐渐扩散的感觉a feeling that gradually spreads through a person or group of people
A ripple of fear passed through him.
一股恐惧感传遍了他的全身。
The announcement sent a ripple of excitement through the crowd.
这件事一宣布就在人群里引起了一阵兴奋。
v.
1.
[i][t]
(使)如波浪般起伏to move or to make sth move in very small waves
The sea rippled and sparkled.
大海波光粼粼。
rippling muscles
条条凸起的肌肉
The wind rippled the wheat in the fields.
田野上的麦浪在风中起伏。
2.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
扩散;涌起to spread through a person or a group of people like a wave
A gasp rippled through the crowd.
人群中传出一片惊诧之声。

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