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bab·bler

 (băb′lər)
n.
1. One that babbles: a babbler of half-truths.
2. Any of numerous songbirds of the family Timaliidae, found mostly in tropical and subtropical Southeast Asian and African forests.

babbler

(ˈbæblə)
n
1. a person who babbles
2. (Animals) any of various insect-eating birds of the Old World tropics and subtropics that have a loud incessant song: family Muscicapidae (warblers, thrushes, etc)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.babbler - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talkerbabbler - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
2.babbler - any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant songbabbler - any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
genus Timalia, Timalia - type genus of the Timaliidae
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All India is full of holy men stammering gospels in strange tongues; shaken and consumed in the fires of their own zeal; dreamers, babblers, and visionaries: as it has been from the beginning and will continue to the end.
But Churchmen were angry, and called his followers Lollards or idle babblers.
Granted I am a babbler, a harmless vexatious babbler, like all of us.
Not as regards me, I can understand, you know me, my lord, I am so discreet that the grave would appear a babbler compared to me; but -- do you understand, my lord?
Somewhat of a babbler, indeed, did people begin to think him; for he was apt to discourse at wearisome length of marvels of mechanism that he had read about in books, but which he had learned to consider as absolutely fabulous.
It is difficult to live amongst men, because silence is so difficult-- especially for a babbler.
Mimicked alarm calls of the babblers or of another bird distracted the babblers for longer than plain drongo alarms.
Eastern Africa South of the Equator: Babblers to Barbets, Blue Monkeys and Beyond," will be Bob Fleming's topic at the April 28 program meeting of Lane County Audubon Society, scheduled for 7:30 p.
The Shilonda Trail at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in east Borivali is one the best natural habitats in which to observe woodland species like babblers, cuckoos and the copper-smith as well as multiple trees like teak, mango and bamboo.
Variable Mating Strategies and Incest Avoidance in Cooperatively Breeding Grey-crowned Babblers.
Olsen got her initial break byway of Will Oldham, whom she met through his longtime collaborator Emmett Kelly, and got her feet wet touring with his short-lived backing band, The Babblers, and singing back-up on his 2011 album, Wolfroy Goes to Town.
The Bridgestone Babblers Club, chartered in 2006, is sponsored by Bridgestone Americas, Inc.