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babbling

[ bab-ling ]
/ ˈbæb lɪŋ /
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noun

foolish or meaningless chatter; prattle: the constant babbling of idle gossips.
the random production of meaningless vocal sounds characteristic of infants after about the sixth week.

adjective

chattering or prattling aimlessly.

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Origin of babbling

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at babble, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM babbling

bab·bling·ly, adverb
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