gab·​ble | \ ˈga-bəl How to pronounce gabble (audio) \
gabbled; gabbling\ ˈga-​b(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce gabbling (audio) \

Definition of gabble

intransitive verb

1 : to talk fast or foolishly : jabber
2 : to utter inarticulate or animal sounds

transitive verb

: to say with incoherent rapidity : babble

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Other Words from gabble

gabble noun
gabbler \ ˈga-​b(ə-​)lər How to pronounce gabbler (audio) \ noun

Examples of gabble in a Sentence

heard her parents' guests still gabbling in the living room late into the night during the filming of the party scene the extras were told to just gabble and act like they were having a great time

First Known Use of gabble

1577, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for gabble

probably of imitative origin

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“Gabble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gabble

chiefly British : to talk quickly and in a way that is difficult to understand


gab·​ble | \ ˈga-bəl How to pronounce gabble (audio) \
gabbled; gabbling

Kids Definition of gabble

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to talk in a fast or foolish way or in a way that is hard to understand



Kids Definition of gabble (Entry 2 of 2)

: talk that is fast or foolish or hard to understand

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