Ripple and Swell


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Ripple noun – A small wave on the surface of a liquid.
Swell is a synonym for ripple in sea topic. In some cases you can use "Swell" instead the word "Ripple" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like wave.
Nearby Words: rippled, rippling, ripply
Synonyms for Ripple


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Swell noun – A moving ridge on the surface of water.
Usage example: huge swells overwhelmed the tiny craft

Ripple is a synonym for swell in flow topic. You can use "Ripple" instead the word "Swell" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as sea, wave.
Nearby Word: swelling
Synonyms for Swell

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massive massive ripple massive swell
huge huge ripple huge swell
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