ADJ. little, small
VERB + RIPPLE cause, set off The decision caused ripples of concern among the parents. | send I dropped the pebble in the water, sending ripples across the pond. His remarks sent a ripple of laughter through the audience. | feel He felt a small ripple of fear pass through him.
RIPPLE + VERB pass/run through sb/sth | spread (across) sth He watched the ripples spread across the pool.
RIPPLE + NOUN effect
PREP. ~ of A ripple of unease passed through her.
ADV. gently, smoothly, softly
PREP. across Small waves rippled gently across the pond. | through Shock rippled through her.