Babble - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbæbl|  American pronunciation of the word babble
Brit.  |ˈbab(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word babble


- gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby (syn: babbling, lallation)


- utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
- to talk foolishly(syn: blather, blether, blither, smatter)
- flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise (syn: bubble, burble, guggle, gurgle, ripple)
- divulge confidential information or secrets (syn: blab, peach, sing, talk, tattle)


Pay no attention to her. She's just babbling.

He'll babble on about sports all night if you let him.

Her cousins were babbling in an unfamiliar dialect.

They began to curse and shout in a babble of language.

He babbled on and on about how he was ruining me.

Kids babbled without stopping.

In his fear of the police, the prisoner babbled out his guilt.

He babbled the secret out to his friends.

I have no idea what he was babbling on about.

the babble of a crowded party

He babbled a few words to her.

The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

he felt a compulsion to babble on about the accident

...with the babble of the brook as an obbligato, we enjoyed our picnic...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: babble
he/she/it: babbles
present participle: babbling
past tense: babbled
past participle: babbled
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