There are 2 main definitions of popple in English:

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popple 1

Pronunciation: /ˈpɒp(ə)l/

verb

[no object]
(Of water) flow in a tumbling or rippling way: we could hear the sound of the water poppling, splashing, trickling

noun

[in singular]
A rolling or rippling of water: the short, confused popple that exists outside the entrance to the marina

Derivatives

popply

adjective

Origin

Late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch popelen 'to murmur', of imitative origin.

Words that rhyme with popple

hopple, stopple, topple

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Line breaks: pop¦ple

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There are 2 main definitions of popple in English:

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popple 2

Pronunciation: /ˈpäpəl/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

dialect
Any of various poplar trees, especially of northern forests.
Example sentences
  • ‘The most important lesson I learned growing up was the value of hard work and perseverance,’ says Jeremy, who remembers peeling popple by hand when he was 8 and earning 10 cents for each white pine tree he pruned when he was ten.

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Syllabification: pop·ple

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