Definitions for babbler

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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. chatterer, babbler, prater, chatterbox, magpie, spouter(noun)

    an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker

  2. babbler, cackler(noun)

    any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae


  1. babbler(Noun)

    Someone who babbles.

    Great babblers, or talkers, are not fit for trust. uE000129872uE001 L'Estrange.

  2. babbler(Noun)

    Any of several passerine birds, of the families Timaliidae (found in Asia, Africa) and Pomatostomidae (found in Australia).

  3. babbler(Noun)

    A hound who is too noisy on finding a good scent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Babbler(noun)

    an idle talker; an irrational prater; a teller of secrets

  2. Babbler(noun)

    a hound too noisy on finding a good scent

  3. Babbler(noun)

    a name given to any one of family (Timalinae) of thrushlike birds, having a chattering note

Anagrams of babbler

  1. blabber


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