- to speak or converse rapidly and unintelligibly; jabber.
- (of hens, geese, etc.) to cackle.
- to utter rapidly and unintelligibly.
- rapid, unintelligible talk.
- any quick succession of meaningless sounds.
Origin of gabble
Related Words for gabblegibber, cackle, patter, babble, jabber, yap, chitchat, drivel, prate, talk, yak, clatter, gossip, blab, chatter, gab, twaddle
Examples from the Web for gabble
Historical Examples of gabble
And all the time the gabble of the women mocked at the silence of death.Things as They Are
While I cannot but be grateful to Mrs. Gabble for her kindness, I wish it had taken some other shape.
Mrs. Gabble, it is not a question of harm, but of obedience, here.
“Oh, I would not take that gabble of a priest seriously if I were you,” he suggested.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
And the rest o' the tune it was all gabble, gabble by the brothers and sisters about you.Trent's Trust and Other Stories
- to utter (words, etc) rapidly and indistinctly; jabber
- (intr) (of geese and some other birds or animals) to utter rapid cackling noises
- rapid and indistinct speech or noises
Word Origin for gabble
1570s, frequentative of gab (q.v.), or else imitative. Related: Gabbled; gabbling.
c.1600, from gabble (v.).