Definitions for babbleˈbæb əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bab•bleˈbæb əl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling

  1. (v.i.)to utter sounds or words imperfectly, indistinctly, or without meaning.

  2. to talk idly, irrationally, excessively, or foolishly; chatter or prattle.

  3. to make a continuous murmuring sound.

  4. (v.t.)to utter in an incoherent or meaningless fashion.

  5. to reveal foolishly or thoughtlessly:

    to babble a secret.

  6. (n.)inarticulate or imperfect speech.

  7. foolish or incoherent speech; prattle.

  8. a murmuring sound or sounds.

Origin of babble:

1200–50; ME babelen, of expressive orig.; cf. MLG babbelen

bab′bler

Princeton's WordNet

  1. babble, babbling, lallation(verb)

    gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby

  2. babble(verb)

    utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way

    "The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"

  3. babble, blather, smatter, blether, blither(verb)

    to talk foolishly

    "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

  4. ripple, babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle(verb)

    flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

    "babbling brooks"

  5. spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out(verb)

    divulge confidential information or secrets

    "Be careful--his secretary talks"

Wiktionary

  1. babble(Noun)

    Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle.

  2. babble(Noun)

    Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.

  3. babble(Noun)

    A sound of or alike that which of flowing water.

  4. babble(Verb)

    To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as, a child babbles.

  5. babble(Verb)

    To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.

  6. babble(Verb)

    To talk much; to chatter; to prate.

  7. babble(Verb)

    To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.

  8. babble(Verb)

    To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding.

  9. babble(Verb)

    To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.

  10. Origin: From babelen, from *, also wæflian, from babalōnan, from bʰa-bʰa-. Cognate with babbelje, babbla ( babbla), babbelen, babbelen, pappeln and babbeln.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Babble(verb)

    to utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as a child babbles

  2. Babble(verb)

    to talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words

  3. Babble(verb)

    to talk much; to chatter; to prate

  4. Babble(verb)

    to make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones

  5. Babble(verb)

    to utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding

  6. Babble(verb)

    to disclose by too free talk, as a secret

  7. Babble(noun)

    idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle

  8. Babble(noun)

    inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur

Freebase

  1. Babble

    Babble is a British internet telephony service. It was one of the first commercialisations of VoIP technology, appearing in 2004 approximately 6 months after the proprietary Skype opened up interest in telephony over the internet. Operating out of offices in London Docklands, west London and Hertfordshire, Babble is a SIP-based service with interconnections to the ordinary telephone network permitting inbound and outbound calls from its network. Babble was re-launched in 2006 by Allan Howes and Simon Lewis who bought out the service from its parent and floated on the London Stock Exchange.

CrunchBase

  1. Babble

    Babble is a magazine and parenting community site aimed at urban hipsters.


Translations for babble

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

babble(verb)

to talk indistinctly or foolishly

What are you babbling about now?

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