babel


babel

noun

Definition of BABEL

1
a place of uproar or confusion <on opening day the area's newest big-box store was an incredible babel>
2
loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound <the babel of languages and accents that can be heard at the city's farmers' market every weekend>
Near Antonyms calm, hush, lull; quietude, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility)

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