jabbering


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jab·ber

 (jăb′ər)
v. jab·bered, jab·ber·ing, jab·bers
v.intr.
To talk rapidly or unintelligibly.
v.tr.
To utter rapidly or unintelligibly.
n.
Rapid or babbling talk.

[Middle English javeren, of imitative origin.]

jab′ber·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jabbering - rapid and indistinct speech
gibber, gibberish - unintelligible talking
Translations

jabbering

nGeplapper nt, → Plappern nt, → Geschnatter nt
References in classic literature ?
My head reeled with this jabbering and the close stench of the place; but I kept on, trusting to find presently some chance of a new development.
Again the ape plucked at his shoulder, jabbering plaintively.
Thus I soon engaged his interest; and from that we went to jabbering the best we could about the various outer sights to be seen in this famous town.
He knew us by our countenances to be Englishmen, and jabbering to us in his own language, swore we should be tied back to back and thrown into the sea.
Moving to and fro with strained exertion, jabbering the while, they were, with their swaying bodies, black faces, and glowing eyes, like strange and ugly friends jigging heavily in the smoke.
Ever as they fled they cast fearful glances back of them, and finally they stopped near Clayton jabbering excitedly to him as though to warn him of approaching danger.