Definitions for babbler
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word babbler
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
chatterer, babbler, prater, chatterbox, magpie, spouter(noun)
an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
Someone who babbles.
Great babblers, or talkers, are not fit for trust. uE000129872uE001 L'Estrange.
Any of several passerine birds, of the families Timaliidae (found in Asia, Africa) and Pomatostomidae (found in Australia).
A hound who is too noisy on finding a good scent.
an idle talker; an irrational prater; a teller of secrets
a hound too noisy on finding a good scent
a name given to any one of family (Timalinae) of thrushlike birds, having a chattering note
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