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babble    : [b'æbəl]
Babble \Bab"ble\ (b[a^]b"b'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Babbled}
(b[a^]b"b'ld); 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.
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2. To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
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3. To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
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4. To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water
running over stones.
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In every babbling brook he finds a friend.
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Note: Hounds are said to babble, or to be babbling, when they
are too noisy after having found a good scent.
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Syn: To prate; prattle; chatter; gossip.
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Babble \Bab"ble\, v. t.
1. To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as
words, in a childish way without understanding.
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These [words] he used to babble in all companies.
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2. To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.
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Babble \Bab"ble\, n.
1. Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle. "This is
mere moral babble." --Milton.
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2. Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.
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The babble of our young children. --Darwin.
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The babble of the stream. --Tennyson.
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n 1: gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby [synonym: {babble},
{babbling}, {lallation}]
v 1: utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an
incoherent way; "The old man is only babbling--don't pay
2: to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the
baby" [synonym: {babble}, {blather}, {smatter}, {blether},
3: flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; "babbling
brooks" [synonym: {ripple}, {babble}, {guggle}, {burble},
{bubble}, {gurgle}]
4: divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his
secretary talks" [synonym: {spill the beans}, {let the cat out of
the bag}, {talk}, {tattle}, {blab}, {peach}, {babble},
{sing}, {babble out}, {blab out}] [ant: {keep one's mouth
shut}, {keep quiet}, {shut one's mouth}]

199 Moby Thesaurus words for "babble":
Aesopian language, Babel, Greek, absurdity, amphigory, argot,
babblement, baffle, balderdash, bavardage, be Greek to,
be beyond one, be indiscreet, be insane, be too deep, be unguarded,
beat one, betray, betray a confidence, bibble-babble, blab,
blabber, blah-blah, blather, blether, blethers, blurt, blurt out,
bombast, bubble, bull, bullshit, burble, cackle, cant, caquet,
caqueterie, chat, chatter, chattering, chitchat, chitter-chatter,
cipher, clack, claptrap, clatter, code, cryptogram, disclose,
dither, divulge, dote, double Dutch, double-talk, drivel, drool,
escape one, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flummery, folderol, fudge,
fustian, gab, gabble, galimatias, gammon, garble, gas, gibber,
gibberish, gibble-gabble, gift of tongues, give away, glossolalia,
go on, gobbledygook, gossip, guff, guggle, gurgle, gush,
have a demon, haver, hocus-pocus, hot air, hubbub, humbug,
idle talk, inform, inform on, jabber, jabberwocky, jargon, jaw,
jumble, lap, leak, let drop, let fall, let slip, lose one,
mere talk, mumbo jumbo, murmur, narrishkeit, natter,
need explanation, niaiserie, noise, nonsense, nonsense talk,
not make sense, not penetrate, pack of nonsense, palaver,
pass comprehension, patter, peach, perplex, piffle, plash,
pour forth, prate, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, purl, rabbit,
rage, ramble, ramble on, rant, rat, rattle, rattle on, rave,
reel off, repeat, reveal, reveal a secret, riddle, rigamarole,
rigmarole, ripple, rodomontade, rubbish, run amok, run mad, run on,
scramble, secret language, sing, skimble-skamble, slang, slaver,
slobber, slosh, speak in tongues, spill, spill the beans, splash,
spout, spout off, squeal, stool, stuff and nonsense,
stultiloquence, swash, swish, talk, talk away, talk double Dutch,
talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, tattle, tattle on, tell,
tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, tittle-tattle, trash, trill,
trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vapor, vaporing,
waffle, waffling, wander, wash, yak, yakkety-yak, yammer, yap

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