/ (ˈɡɑːbəld) /

  1. jumbled or unclear because of distortion or omissions

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How to use garbled in a sentence

  • A garbled account of this interview, full of unjust insinuations, came to Napoleon's ears.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • He was an auditor of Josephine's Read's garbled story of our church-yard adventure; he had heard a true statement from me.

    Alone | Marion Harland
  • It has been garbled in so many ways that it seems worth setting down in full.

  • He has a few garbled bits of literature at his command, and makes use of mangled quotations from King Lear.

    The English Stage | Augustin Filon
  • The clerks, who were busy forging prophecies for the Maid's benefit, did not stop at a pseudo Bede and a garbled Merlin.