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Borborygmus

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



Borborygmus (noun): The rumbling sound made by gas moving through intestines.
Borborygmus (noun): The rumbling sound made by gas moving through intestines.

This word is interesting more for the fact that the first two syllables actually sound like they are mimicking the sound of a rumbling stomach.  

"The borborygmus emanating from the managing editor's gut region signaled that it was well past lunch time."