Genesis 11:1-11 A tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another.
synonym: Tower of Babel.
Dutch: toren van Babel
A confusion of voices and other sounds.
Roget 563: neology, neologism; newfangled expression, nonce expression; back-formation; caconym†; barbarism. archaism, black letter, monkish Latin. corruption, missaying†, malapropism, antiphrasis†. ... show more
Roget 414: discord, discordance; dissonance, cacophony, want of harmony, caterwauling; harshness etc. 410. [Confused sounds], Babel, Dutch concert, cat's concert; marrowbones and cleavers. ... show more
Moby thesaurus: Aesopian language, Greek, argot, babble, bedlam, cacophony, cant, cipher, clamor, clash, code, confusion of tongues, cryptogram, double Dutch, garble, gibberish, gift of tongues, glossolalia, gobbledygook, harshness ... show more.
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