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1 Babel

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

2 babel

A confusion of voices and other sounds.

Roget 59: disorder; derangement etc. 61; irregularity; anomaly etc. (unconformity) 83; anarchy, anarchism; want of method; untidiness ... show more

Roget 584: loquacity, loquaciousness; talkativeness etc. adj.; garrulity; multiloquence, much speaking.    jaw; gabble; jabber, chatter; prate, prattle, ... show more

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

Roget 560: language; phraseology etc. 569; speech etc. 582; tongue, lingo, vernacular; mother tongue, vulgar tongue, native tongue; household words; ... 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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