Definitions for babbleˈbæb əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bab•bleˈbæb əl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling
(v.i.)to utter sounds or words imperfectly, indistinctly, or without meaning.
to talk idly, irrationally, excessively, or foolishly; chatter or prattle.
to make a continuous murmuring sound.
(v.t.)to utter in an incoherent or meaningless fashion.
to reveal foolishly or thoughtlessly:
to babble a secret.
(n.)inarticulate or imperfect speech.
foolish or incoherent speech; prattle.
a murmuring sound or sounds.
Origin of babble:
1200–50; ME babelen, of expressive orig.; cf. MLG babbelen
babble, babbling, lallation(verb)
gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
"The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"
babble, blather, smatter, blether, blither(verb)
to talk foolishly
"The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
ripple, babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle(verb)
flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
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"
Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle.
Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.
A sound of or alike that which of flowing water.
To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as, a child babbles.
To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.
To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding.
To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.
Origin: From babelen, from *, also wæflian, from babalōnan, from bʰa-bʰa-. Cognate with babbelje, babbla ( babbla), babbelen, babbelen, pappeln and babbeln.
to utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as a child babbles
to talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words
to talk much; to chatter; to prate
to make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones
to utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding
to disclose by too free talk, as a secret
idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle
inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur
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.
Babble is a magazine and parenting community site aimed at urban hipsters.
Translations for babble
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to talk indistinctly or foolishly
What are you babbling about now?
- يُثَرثِر، يَتَكَلَّم بِحَماقَهArabic
- tagarelarPortuguese (BR)
- vrøvle; ævle; plabre; sludreDanish
- μουρμουρίζω ακατάληπταGreek
- murmullar, murmurar, barbotarSpanish
- ور زدنFarsi
- bafouiller, bavarderFrench
- לְפַטפֵּט, לְבַרְבֵּרHebrew
- brbljati, blebetatiCroatian
- mengoceh, mengobrolIndonesian
- balbettare, barbugliareItalian
- 서투른 말로 지껄이다Korean
- plepėti, taukštiLithuanian
- pļāpāt; vāvuļotLatvian
- bable, sludre, skravleNorwegian
- سخن نامفهوم گفتن، فاش کردن، سخن بيهودهPersian
- د ماشومانو په شان خبرې كول، پرتې ويل، اپلتې ويلPashto
- a bolborosi; a trăncăniRomanian
- бормотать, болтатьRussian
- saçma sapan konuşmak, ağzında gevelemekTurkish
- 胡言亂語，喃喃自語Chinese (Trad.)
- бурмотіти; базікатиUkrainian
- بک بک کرناUrdu
- nói lảm nhảmVietnamese
- 唠叨，喋喋不休，胡言乱语Chinese (Simp.)
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