to utter sounds or words imperfectly, indistinctly, or without meaning.
to talk idly, irrationally, excessively, or foolishly; chatter or prattle.
to make a continuous, murmuring sound.
to utter in an incoherent, foolish, or meaningless fashion.
to reveal foolishly or thoughtlessly: to babble a secret.
inarticulate or imperfect speech.
foolish, meaningless, or incoherent speech; prattle.
- outbabble, verb (used with object), out·bab·bled, out·bab·bling.
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How to use babble in a sentence
This ever-expanding bubble of earthly babble has already reached many stars.
The researchers then analyzed the baby bat songs to see if they met eight universal characteristics of human babbles including early onset, repetition, rhythmicity, universality, and occurrence in non-social settings.
The gorilla dolls have electronics inside for realistic baby babble.
Babbles jokes that many users, including himself, still seem to be cycling through the final three stages.The Subreddit /r/Collapse Has Become the Doomscrolling Capital of the Internet. Can Its Users Break Free? | Billy Perrigo | October 30, 2020 | Time
The anti-gun contingent stands before an Everest of obstacles, a wall of patriotic babble about Second Amendment privileges.
In fact, I described them this way myself when I wrote about infant memory two years ago for babble.
Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Washington Post, Salon, and babble.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner has written for the Los Angeles Times, Salon, and babble, among other publications.
Baby Kirst had fulfilled his destiny and would babble his way through the forests no more.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
But after that momentary and inexplicable experience, the babble of thought went on as before.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
As they went down into the valley of the Thyme, the babble of the stream rose into the air like a perennial laughter.Tales and Fantasies | Robert Louis Stevenson
He does not say cryptic things or babble trivialities in the name of the mighty Dead—the mighty Damned or the mighty Blest.The Affable Stranger | Peter McArthur
All was silence, except somewhere, secluded and unseen, the splash and babble of falling water.Dream Tales and Prose Poems | Ivan Turgenev
British Dictionary definitions for babble
to utter (words, sounds, etc) in an incoherent or indistinct jumble
(intr) to talk foolishly, incessantly, or irrelevantly
(tr) to disclose (secrets, confidences, etc) carelessly or impulsively
(intr) (of streams, birds, etc) to make a low murmuring or bubbling sound
incoherent or foolish speech; chatter
a murmuring or bubbling sound
- babblement, noun
- babbling, noun, adjective
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