Adjective "gargled" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Wash one's mouth and throat with a liquid that is kept in motion by breathing through it with a gurgling sound.
  1. 'The doctor may recommend rinsing or gargling with salt water.'
  2. 'For example, someone with a sore throat should gargle with salt water.'
  3. 'At the first sign of a sore throat start gargling!'
  4. 'He loved to pull pranks, like pulling a rubber glove over his head, or gargling with hydrogen peroxide to make his tongue turn white, or laying out pixie stick powder in lines and snorting it.'
  5. 'Any suggestions for cures - other than my granny's surreal faith in gargling with salt-water, which she seems to believe will heal everything from coughing to pancreatic cancer - gratefully received.'
  6. 'For throat infections, try gargling with a tea made from eucalyptus leaves, and then drinking a second cup.'
  7. 'Because when you do gargle with that, you see all that stuff coming out.'
  8. 'After lunch I felt so bad I dissolved some aspirin in warm water, gargled noisily and swallowed gratefully.'
  9. 'This can be used to gargle, rinse the mouth, or take internally to treat sore throats and toothache.'
  10. 'Children who are old enough to gargle can try gargling with either double-strength tea or warm, salty water.'


An act or the sound of gargling.
  1. 'The muted, standard exhaust is now more of a burbling gargle with undertones of thunder.'
  2. 'Alcohol-based throat sprays and gargles can minimize bacteria and irritation, but Jones warns that such products may be harmful with prolonged use.'
  3. 'Myrrh resins and tinctures have also been used as a gargle and mouthwash, made by steeping one teaspoon of myrrh in one pint of boiling water for a few minutes, to treat gum infections, coughs and other chest problems.'
  4. 'It uttered another stream of noise, this time something between a gargle and a roar.'
  5. 'So I bought some, mixed 20 ml with water and went for a good long gargle.'
  6. 'She heard her make a noise that was like a cross between a shriek and a gargle.'
  7. 'a gargle for sore throats'
  8. 'Sore throats, irritated gums and oral sores can be soothed by a gargle or mouthwash of strong sage tea.'
  9. 'I give them general advice on how to manage it, you know painkillers and gargles, and then I'll explain it'll cure itself.'
  10. 'Take honey on its own or make a gargle by mixing two tablespoons of set honey with four tablespoons of cider vinegar and a pinch of salt.'
  11. 'Massage oils, poultices, steam inhalations, sitz, hand, body and foot baths, gargles and room sprays are the most common methods of administration.'
  12. 'The GSE liquid can be used in sprays for skin and feet, on your toothbrush, as a gargle and even added to questionable drinking water when traveling.'
  13. 'Until you're feeling better, salt-water gargles, throat lozenges or hot water with honey and lemon can help make having a sore throat easier to swallow.'
  14. 'They can come in a wide range of formulations - including syrups, tinctures, lotions, inhalations, gargles and washes.'
  15. 'A scrumptious meal was served to everybody, washed down by the gargle.'
  16. 'There was a fantastic atmosphere in Sadie's Bar with lots of refreshments served plus a free gargle.'
  17. 'Landlord Steve is offering a free gargle of Scotch to anyone prepared to stand up and read some lines from their favourite poem in true Burns Night style.'
  18. 'As a result of being in there, I gave up the gargle and the cigarettes, and decided that I'd never put myself in that position again.'
  19. 'Krug is ‘the gargle of the gods’, he wrote, yet again providing us mere mortals with a ‘wish I'd written that’ moment.'

More definitions

1. to wash or rinse the throat or mouth with a liquid held in the throat and kept in motion by a stream of air from the lungs. verb (used with object), gargled, gargling.

2. to gargle (the throat or mouth).

3. to utter with a gargling sound. noun

4. any liquid used for gargling.

5. a gargling sound.

More examples(as adjective)

"sounds can be gargled."


(gargle)Early 16th century: from French gargouiller ‘gurgle, bubble’, from gargouille ‘throat’ (see gargoyle).