a small low wave on the surface of a liquid:
ripples on the surface of the pond
She dived into the pool, making scarcely a ripple.
a sound that gets gradually louder and softer:
A ripple of laughter ran through the audience.
a ripple of applause
a feeling that spreads through a person or a group because of something that has happened:
A ripple of excitement went through the crowd as came on stage.
a shape or pattern that looks like a wave:
ripples on the sand
a type of ice cream that has different coloured bands of fruit, chocolate etc in it