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(of water) flow in a tumbling or rippling way:‘we could hear the sound of the water poppling, splashing, trickling’
[in singular] A rolling or rippling of water:‘the short, confused popple that exists outside the entrance to the marina’
Late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch popelen to murmur, of imitative origin.
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