Dabble - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdæbl|  American pronunciation of the word dabble
Brit.  |ˈdab(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word dabble


- dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
- play in or as if in water, as of small children (syn: paddle)
- work with in an amateurish manner(syn: smatter)

She dabbles in astronomy

- bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water


The ducks dabbled in the stream.

She sat by the pool, dabbling her feet in the cool water.

She dabbled with acting when she was at the university.

She dabbles in astronomy

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dabble
he/she/it: dabbles
present participle: dabbling
past tense: dabbled
past participle: dabbled
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