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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Arkin's team investigated whether a simulated babbler is more likely to survive if it fakes or feigns strength when it doesn't exist.
Then the footie babbler with a blatant misnomer of a surname chirped: "Forget the euro, think about the Euros.
15,18) In nonpsittacine species, seminomas have been reported in domestic fowl, mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos), guinea fowl (Numida meleagris), dove (Streptopelia turtur), pigeon (Columba livia), swan (Cygnus species), Jardine's babbler (Turdoides bicolor), turkey, and quail (Coturnix species).
Bearded tits are a type of babbler and, despite the name, not related to blue tits and great tits that are common in local gardens and woodland.
the spring BABBLER, Turdoides nipalensis [no relation to the bullshit artist]
It became common for 'personalities' on the BBC's cheap talk programmes to poke fun at the Royal Family; I remember hearing some girlish babbler on the ludicrous 'Five Live' radio station refer to 'Lizzy.