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

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

babbling

[ˈbæblɪŋ]
A. ADJ [person] → hablador; [baby] → balbuceante; [stream] → que murmura, músico
B. N = babble A
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

babbling

adj brookmurmelnd (liter), → plätschernd
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

babbling

[ˈbæblɪŋ] adj (stream) → che gorgoglia
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In conclusion, we believe that ASSR threshold-based bilateral hearing aid fitting is necessary to provide frequency-specific amplification of hearing and appropriate propulsion in the prelinguistic vocalizations of monitored infants.
To achieve this, especially in children with difficult or unreliable behavioral audiometry, ASSR threshold-based bilateral hearing aid fitting is necessary to provide frequency-specific amplification of hearing and appropriate propulsion in the prelinguistic vocalizations of monitored infants.