Definition of rumple in English:

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rumple

Pronunciation: /ˈrəmpəl/

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective rumpled)
Give a creased, ruffled, or disheveled appearance to: a rumpled bed
More example sentences
  • She got up, not answering, brushing her blouse and smoothing out the slightly rumpled skirt.
  • She sighed as, at long last, she fell into her bed, not even noticing the fact that the sheets were rumpled.
  • The cotton of her skirt was slightly rumpled, and she could see a few strands of hair had strayed from her loose bun.
Synonyms

noun

[in singular]
An untidy state.

Derivatives

rumply

Pronunciation: /ˈrəmp(ə)lē/
adjective

Origin

Early 16th century (as a noun in the sense 'wrinkle'): from Middle Dutch rompel.

Words that rhyme with rumple

crumple, scrumple

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: rum·ple

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