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Meaning of BABBLE

Pronunciation:  'babul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
  2. [v]  divulge information or secrets; spill the beans; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
  3. [v]  to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
  4. [v]  utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way; "The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"
  5. [v]  flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise, as of water; "babbling brooks"
 

BABBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: babble out, babbling, blab, blab out, blather, blether, blither, bubble, burble, guggle, gurgle, lallation, peach, ripple, sing, smatter, talk, tattle
 
 Antonyms: keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth
 
 See Also: blabber, break, bring out, chatter, clack, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, gabble, gibber, gibber, gibberish, give away, go, impart, let on, let out, maunder, mouth, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, reveal, sound, speak, tittle-tattle, twaddle, utter, verbalise, verbalize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bab"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Babbled} (?);p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Babbling}.] [Cf.LG. babbeln, D. babbelen, G. bappeln,
    bappern, F. babiller, It. babbolare; prob. orig., to keep
    saying ba, imitative of a child learning to talk.]
    1. To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter
       inarticulate sounds; as a child babbles.
    
    2. To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
    
    3. To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
    
    4. To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water
       running over stones.
    
             In every babbling he finds a friend.  --Wordsworth.
    
    Note: Hounds are said to babble, or to be babbling, when they
          are too noisy after having found a good scent.
    
    Syn: To prate; prattle; chatter; gossip.
    
    
  2. \Bab"ble\, v. i.
    1. To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as
       words, in a childish way without understanding.
    
             These [words] he used to babble in all companies.
                                                   --Arbuthnot.
    
    2. To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.
    
    
  3. \Bab"ble\, n.
    1. Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle. ``This is
       mere moral babble.'' --Milton.
    
    2. Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.
    
             The babble of our young children.     --Darwin.
    
             The babble of the stream.             --Tennyson.
    
    
 
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