babbling

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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 ?
By sunset, Minnie began to rave, softly, babblingly, like a child.
Two staid shopkeepers get blissfully, babblingly high when they inadvertently sample Grace's homegrown product.
Peter, brought to the breaking point by the arrival of the babblingly insane Ives at his doorstep, tries to rid himself of his burden by throwing both Ray and his friend out.