Babble meaning

băbəl
To talk foolishly or idly; chatter.
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To utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds.

Babies babble before they can talk.

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To make a continuous low, murmuring sound, as flowing water.
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Babble is defined as to utter words or sounds without meaning or that are not understandable.

An example of babble is for a baby to make noises without producing any recognizable words.

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To utter rapidly and indistinctly.
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To blurt out impulsively; disclose without careful consideration.
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Inarticulate or meaningless talk or sounds.
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Idle or foolish talk; chatter.
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A continuous low, murmuring sound, as of flowing water.
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To utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds.

Babies babble before they can talk.

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To talk foolishly or idly; chatter.
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To make a continuous low, murmuring sound, as flowing water.
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To utter rapidly and indistinctly.
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To blurt out impulsively; disclose without careful consideration.
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Inarticulate or meaningless talk or sounds.
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Idle or foolish talk; chatter.
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A continuous low, murmuring sound, as of flowing water.
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To make incoherent sounds, as a baby does; prattle.
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To talk foolishly or too much; blab.
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To make a low, bubbling sound, as a brook does when flowing over stones.
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To say indistinctly or incoherently.
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To say foolishly or unadvisedly; blab.
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Confused, incoherent talk or vocal sounds.
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Foolish or meaningless talk.
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A low, bubbling sound.
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Jargon or wordy and confusing language related to or characteristic of a (specified) field, group, etc.

Technobabble.

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Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.

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A sound of or alike that which of flowing water.
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(intransitive) To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as, a child babbles.
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(intransitive) To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
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(intransitive) To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
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(intransitive) To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.

Hounds are said to babble, or to be babbling, when they are too noisy after having found a good scent.

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To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding.

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To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.
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The definition of babble is words or sounds that are not understandable.

The first sounds that a baby makes are an example of babble.

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Origin of babble

  • Middle English babelen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English babelen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English babelen, from Old English *bæblian, also wæflian (“to talk foolishly”), from Proto-Germanic *babalōną (“to chatter”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰa-bʰa-, *baba- (“to talk vaguely, mumble”). Cognate with Old Frisian babbelje (“to babble”), Old Norse babbla (“to babble”) (Swedish babbla), Middle Low German babbelen (“to babble”), Dutch babbelen (“to babble”), German pappeln and babbeln (“to babble”).

    From Wiktionary