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  1. present participle of ripple


rippling (not comparable)

  1. Moving in a chaotic, undulating fashion, as in a flow of water or a flag blowing in the wind.


rippling (plural ripplings)

  1. A motion or sound that ripples.
    • 2007 October 29, Alastair Macaulay, “An Ephemeral Portrait of an Artist in a Hall of Mirrors”, in New York Times[1]:
      And if there is a serious connection between the fragmented Close close-up portraits that are among the backdrops and the sometimes Chopin-like, thinly pretty ripplings of Mr. Glass's music, Mr. Elo's choreography does not point them out on a first viewing.