verb (used without object), bab·bled, bab·bling.
verb (used with object), bab·bled, bab·bling.
- babbitt metal,
- babbitt, irving,
- babbitt, milton,
- babbling brook,
- babcock test
Origin of babble
Examples from the Web for babble
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.
Thuds, shrieks, a babble of native words, and familiar English terms floated in and disturbed my rest.A Woman's Impression of the Philippines|Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
If you are foolish enough to babble your own about the campus, on your head be it.Marjorie Dean College Junior|Pauline Lester
Absorbed in antiquity, she ignores the babble of contemporaneous lovers.A Cathedral Courtship|Kate Douglas Wiggin
There was a babble of talk, which ceased abruptly as Mr. Goddard entered.The Search Party|G. A. Birmingham
My bed-room is convenient, and yet I am far from the babble of the household.
Word Origin for babble
mid-13c., babeln "to prattle, chatter," akin to other Western European words for stammering and prattling (cf. Swedish babbla, Old French babillier) attested from the same era, some of which probably were borrowed from others, but etymologists cannot now determine which were original. Probably imitative of baby-talk, in any case (cf. Latin babulus "babbler," Greek barbaros "non-Greek-speaking"). "No direct connexion with Babel can be traced; though association with that may have affected the senses" [OED]. Meaning "to repeat oneself incoherently, speak foolishly" is attested from c.1400. Related: Babbled; babbling.
"idle talk," c.1500, from babble (v.). In 16c., commonly in reduplicated form bibble-babble.