Simply Quoting

borborygmus

\ bawr-buh-RIG-muhs \  , noun;

1. a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.

Quotes:

“The stertorous borborygmus  of the dyspeptic Carlyle!” declaimed Willie Weaver, and beamed through his spectacles. The mot, he flattered himself, could hardly have been more exquisitely juste.

– Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point , 1928

Then her stomach grumbled and spoiled the silence. Quickly, Patsy pressed her hand against her complaining belly, and hoped that Ray had not heard it. “Suffering from borborygmus , I hear,” Ray dead-panned dryly.

– Bonnie Gardner, Sergeant Darling , 2005

Origin:

Borborygmus  comes from the Greek word borborygmós  which meant “intestinal rumbling.”

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