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babble - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'babble' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Babble [ n.]
- Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle.
- Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.
2 . Babble [ v. i.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'babble' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . babble [ v]
Meaning (1):
- flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
Example in sentence:
  • babbling brooks
Meaning (2):
- divulge confidential information or secrets
Example in sentence:
  • Be careful--his secretary talks
Meaning (3):
- utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
Example in sentence:
  • The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention
Meaning (4):
- to talk foolishly
Example in sentence:
  • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby