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babble

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verb bab·ble \ˈba-bəl\

Simple Definition of babble

  • : to talk foolishly or too much

  • : to make speech sounds that do not make sense to the hearer

  • : to make the quiet sound of water flowing over rocks

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of babble

babbledbabbling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to talk enthusiastically or excessively b :  to utter meaningless or unintelligible sounds

  3. 2 :  to make sounds as though babbling

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to utter in an incoherently or meaninglessly repetitious manner

  6. 2 :  to reveal by talk that is too free

babble noun
babblement play \-bəl-mənt\ noun
babbler play \-b(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of babble in a sentence

  1. Pay no attention to her. She's just babbling.

  2. He'll babble on about sports all night if you let him.

  3. Her cousins were babbling in an unfamiliar dialect.



Origin of babble

Middle English babelen, probably of imitative origin


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with babble


BABBLE Defined for Kids

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babble

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verb bab·ble \ˈba-bəl\

Definition of babble for Students

babbledbabbling \ˈba-bə-liŋ, ˈba-bliŋ\

  1. 1 :  to make meaningless sounds <The baby babbled in his crib.>

  2. 2 :  to talk foolishly

  3. 3 :  to make the sound of a brook




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babble

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noun bab·ble

Definition of babble for Students

  1. 1 :  talk that is not clear

  2. 2 :  the sound of a brook





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