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bab·ble

 (băb′əl)
v. bab·bled, bab·bling, bab·bles
v.intr.
1. To utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds: Babies babble before they can talk.
2. To talk foolishly or idly; chatter: "As I babbled on ... I did not notice that my parents, in the front seat, had fallen completely silent" (Oliver Sacks).
3. To make a continuous low, murmuring sound, as flowing water.
v.tr.
1. To utter rapidly and indistinctly: "Toward the end he babbled old stories, randomly cobbled together" (Julia Whitty).
2. To blurt out impulsively; disclose without careful consideration.
n.
1. Inarticulate or meaningless talk or sounds.
2. Idle or foolish talk; chatter.
3. A continuous low, murmuring sound, as of flowing water.

[Middle English babelen.]

babble

(ˈbæbəl)
vb
1. to utter (words, sounds, etc) in an incoherent or indistinct jumble
2. (intr) to talk foolishly, incessantly, or irrelevantly
3. (tr) to disclose (secrets, confidences, etc) carelessly or impulsively
4. (intr) (of streams, birds, etc) to make a low murmuring or bubbling sound
n
5. incoherent or foolish speech; chatter
6. a murmuring or bubbling sound
[C13: compare Dutch babbelen, Swedish babbla, French babiller to prattle, Latin babulus fool; probably all of imitative origin]
ˈbabblement n
ˈbabbling n, adj

bab•ble

(ˈbæb əl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to utter sounds or words imperfectly, indistinctly, or without meaning.
2. to talk idly, irrationally, excessively, or foolishly; chatter or prattle.
3. to make a continuous murmuring sound.
v.t.
4. to utter in an incoherent or meaningless fashion.
5. to reveal foolishly or thoughtlessly: to babble a secret.
n.
6. inarticulate or imperfect speech.
7. foolish or incoherent speech; prattle.
8. a murmuring sound or sounds.
[1200–50; Middle English babelen, of expressive orig.; compare Middle Low German babbelen]
bab′bler, n.

Babble

 barbers collectivelyLipton, 1970

babble


Past participle: babbled
Gerund: babbling

Imperative
babble
babble
Present
I babble
you babble
he/she/it babbles
we babble
you babble
they babble
Preterite
I babbled
you babbled
he/she/it babbled
we babbled
you babbled
they babbled
Present Continuous
I am babbling
you are babbling
he/she/it is babbling
we are babbling
you are babbling
they are babbling
Present Perfect
I have babbled
you have babbled
he/she/it has babbled
we have babbled
you have babbled
they have babbled
Past Continuous
I was babbling
you were babbling
he/she/it was babbling
we were babbling
you were babbling
they were babbling
Past Perfect
I had babbled
you had babbled
he/she/it had babbled
we had babbled
you had babbled
they had babbled
Future
I will babble
you will babble
he/she/it will babble
we will babble
you will babble
they will babble
Future Perfect
I will have babbled
you will have babbled
he/she/it will have babbled
we will have babbled
you will have babbled
they will have babbled
Future Continuous
I will be babbling
you will be babbling
he/she/it will be babbling
we will be babbling
you will be babbling
they will be babbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been babbling
you have been babbling
he/she/it has been babbling
we have been babbling
you have been babbling
they have been babbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been babbling
you will have been babbling
he/she/it will have been babbling
we will have been babbling
you will have been babbling
they will have been babbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been babbling
you had been babbling
he/she/it had been babbling
we had been babbling
you had been babbling
they had been babbling
Conditional
I would babble
you would babble
he/she/it would babble
we would babble
you would babble
they would babble
Past Conditional
I would have babbled
you would have babbled
he/she/it would have babbled
we would have babbled
you would have babbled
they would have babbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.babble - gibberish resembling the sounds of a babybabble - gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
gibber, gibberish - unintelligible talking
Verb1.babble - utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way; "The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
2.babble - to talk foolishlybabble - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
blabber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, gabble, gibber, blab, clack, maunder, chatter - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
3.babble - flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noisebabble - flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; "babbling brooks"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
gurgle - make sounds similar to gurgling water; "The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it"
4.babble - divulge confidential information or secretsbabble - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
talk, spill - reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details"

babble

verb
1. gabble, chatter, gush, spout, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), splutter, gaggle, burble, prattle, gibber, rabbit on (Brit. informal), jabber, prate They all babbled simultaneously.
2. gurgle, lap, bubble, splash, murmur, ripple, burble, plash a brook babbling only yards from the door
noun
1. gabble, chatter, burble, prattle, blabber He couldn't make himself heard above the babble.
2. gibberish, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), drivel, twaddle lots of babble about strategies and tactics

babble

verb
1. To talk rapidly, incoherently, or indistinctly:
2. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw, yak.
noun
2. Incessant and usually inconsequential talk:
Slang: gab, gas, yak.
Translations
ثَرْثَره ، خَريريُثَرثِر، يَتَكَلَّم بِحَماقَهيخرِّ
blábolbubláníbublatžvanit
ævleklukkekneverpalaverplabre
csobogcsobogásgügyöggügyögés
hjal, bablmasa, òvælaniîa
čiurlenimasčiurlentiplepėtitaukštitauškimas
burbuļošanaburbuļotčalošanačalotpļāpāšana
bublaniebublať
ağzında gevelemekboş lâfçağıldamakçağıltıgevezelik

babble

[ˈbæbl]
A. N [of baby] → balbuceo m; [of stream] → murmullo m (= small talk) → cháchara f
a babble of voices arosese oyó un murmullo de voces
B. VI
1. [person] (= talk to excess) → parlotear; (= gossip) → chismorrear, cotillear
2. [baby] → balbucear; [stream] → murmurar
C. VTdecir balbuceando
babble away babble on VI + ADVhablar sin parar

babble

[ˈbæbəl]
vi
[baby] → babiller
[person] (= speak at length) to babble on about sth → débiter des banalités sur qch
n (= sound) [conversation] → bavardage m; [baby] → babillage m
a babble of voices → un brouhaha de voix psychobabble, techno-babble

babble

n
Gemurmel nt; (of baby, excited person etc)Geplapper nt; babble (of voices)Stimmengewirr nt
(of stream)Murmeln nt no pl (liter), → Plätschern nt no pl
vi
(person)plappern, quasseln (inf); (baby)plappern, lallen; don’t babble, speak slowlynicht so schnell, rede langsam; the other actress tended to babbledie andere Schauspielerin neigte dazu, ihren Text herunterzurasseln
(stream)murmeln (liter), → plätschern

babble

[ˈbæbl]
1. n (of voices) → mormorio; (of baby) → balbettio; (of stream) → gorgoglio; (foolish) → ciance fpl
2. vi (indistinctly) → farfugliare; (chatter) → cianciare; (baby) → balbettare; (stream) → gorgogliare

babble

(ˈbӕbl) verb
1. to talk indistinctly or foolishly. What are you babbling about now?
2. to make a continuous and indistinct noise. The stream babbled over the pebbles.
noun
such talk or noises.

babble

n. balbuceo;
v. balbucear.

babble

(ped) n balbuceo; vi balbucear
References in classic literature ?
Therefore, first allowing her to pass, they pursued her at a distance with shrill cries, and the utterances of a word that had no distinct purport to their own minds, but was none the less terrible to her, as proceeding from lips that babbled it unconsciously.
A great elm tree spread its broad branches over it, at the foot of which bubbled up a spring of the softest and sweetest water, in a little well formed of a barrel; and then stole sparkling away through the grass, to a neighboring brook, that babbled along among alders and dwarf willows.
And now gay-plumaged birds of all sorts began to warble in the trees, and with their varied and gladsome notes seemed to welcome and salute the fresh morn that was beginning to show the beauty of her countenance at the gates and balconies of the east, shaking from her locks a profusion of liquid pearls; in which dulcet moisture bathed, the plants, too, seemed to shed and shower down a pearly spray, the willows distilled sweet manna, the fountains laughed, the brooks babbled, the woods rejoiced, and the meadows arrayed themselves in all their glory at her coming.
A devil of dumbness had him by the throat; the devil of terror babbled in his ears; and suddenly, without a word uttered, with no conscious purpose formed in his will, John whipped about, tumbled over the roadside wall, and began running for his life across the fallows.