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babble

noun

1 babble

Gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby.

synonyms: babbling, lallation.

Roget 588: conversation, interlocution; collocution, colloquy, converse, confabulation, talk, discourse, verbal intercourse; oral communication, commerce; dialogue, duologue, trialogue.    ... show more

Roget 517: meaninglessness, unmeaningness etc. adj.; scrabble.    empty sound, dead letter, vox et praeterea nihil [Lat.]; a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing;" sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal.   " nonsense, utter nonsense, gibberish; ... show more

Dutch: brabbelen
Polish: paplanina



verb

1 babble

Utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way.

Dutch: kabbelen

2 babble

To talk foolishly:
— The two women babbled and crooned at the baby.

synonyms: blather, blether, blither, smatter.

Roget 584: be loquacious etc. adj.; talk glibly, pour forth, patter; prate, palaver, prose, chatter, prattle, clack, jabber, jaw; ... show more

3 babble

Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise.

synonyms: bubble, burble, guggle, gurgle, ripple.

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more

Roget 405: whisper, breathe, murmur, purl, hum, gurgle, ripple, babble, flow; tinkle; mutter etc. (speak imperfectly) 583; ... show more

Dutch: klokken

4 babble

Divulge confidential information or secrets.

synonyms: babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, sing, spill the beans, talk, tattle.

Dutch: bezingen, doorslaan, roddelen


Moby thesaurus: Aesopian language, Babel, Greek, absurdity, amphigory, argot, babblement, baffle, balderdash, bavardage, be Greek to, be beyond one, be indiscreet, be insane, be too deep, be unguarded, beat one, betray, betray a confidence, bibble-babble ... show more.

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