Definition of Babel
1 : a city in Shinar where the building of a tower is held in Genesis to have been halted by the confusion of tongues
2 or babel a : a confusion of sounds or voicesb : a scene of noise or confusion
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Origin and Etymology of babel
Middle English, from Hebrew Bābhel, from Akkadian bāb-ilu gate of god
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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