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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.babbling - gibberish resembling the sounds of a babybabbling - gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
gibber, gibberish - unintelligible talking

babbling

adjective
Emitting a murmuring sound felt to resemble a laugh:
Translations

babbling

[ˈbæblɪŋ]
A. ADJ [person] → hablador; [baby] → balbuceante; [stream] → que murmura, músico
B. N = babble A

babbling

adj brookmurmelnd (liter), → plätschernd

babbling

[ˈbæblɪŋ] adj (stream) → che gorgoglia
References in classic literature ?
As he went along in the darkness under the trees he forgot the babbling voice of the stranger and his mind returned to the making of arguments by which he might de- stroy men's faith in God.
The babbling man was grazed by a shot that made the blood stream widely down his face.
That is all, the drunkenness of life, the stirring and crawling of the yeast, the babbling of the life that is insane with consciousness that it is alive.
Drunken he was not, she could see that, and from his babbling she knew he was partly delirious.
He would neither desist from his attacks on the food nor from his noisy babbling to himself.
The sight of General Guph babbling like a happy child and playing with his hands in the cool waters of the fountain astonished and maddened Red Roquat.
But Simon Nishikanta, becoming suddenly aware that the old man was babbling, bellowed out ferociously:
His voice broken, it seemed, into an infinite multitude of unfamiliar sounds, went babbling and stammering away into the distant reaches of the forest, died into silence, and all was as before.
Skipper, beginning the babblings of delirium which alternated with silent moments of control in order to get below and under blankets, descended the ladder-like stairs, and Jerry, all-yearning, controlled himself in silence and watched the slow descent with the hope that when Skipper reached the bottom he would raise his arms and lift him down.
HUW Beynon's letter (Western Mail, July 18) raises the debate of how if we all spoke a common language (notably English in Huw Beynon's letter) it could lead to peace and goodwill across the world, and it is our incessant babbling in many tongues that can ultimately lead to conflict.
HAVING his first run for Willie Mullins, Babbling Stream should prove tough to beat in tomorrow's bumper in Cork, the Cork National November 1st (Pro-Am) Flat Race.
When parents listen and respond to babies' babbling, the infants start to form complex sounds faster, according to the study that observed 12 mothers and their infants during free play for half an hour at a time, twice a month, over a period of six months.