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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.
It is difficult to live amongst men, because silence is so difficult-- especially for a babbler.
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.
But Churchmen were angry, and called his followers Lollards or idle babblers.
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.
Jimmy was a babbler, a seasoned single who hawked his potted life story to attentive (and captive audience) women like a resume to a prospective employer.
This is especially clear in Despret's observations of the Arabian babbler bird in Israel's Negev Desert, and of the ethnologists who noted the birds' unique ways of protecting each other, dancing together in joy, and feeding each other as a way of gaining prestige among their peers.
Cunningham had already seen costs of panting in another Kalahari species, the southern pied babbler (Turdoides bicolor).
Among other significant bird species the records of Malabar Whistling Thrush, long-billed Vulture, Indian Scimitar Babbler and Shaheen Falcon are significant.
Lost to me on my Egypt list will be Shining Sunbird, Fulvous Babbler and Rosy-patched Shrike.
Robinson D (2006) Is revegetation in the Sheep Pen Creek area, Victoria, improving Grey-crowned Babbler habitat?