Associations to the word «Babble»


BABBLE, noun. Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle.
BABBLE, noun. Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.
BABBLE, noun. A sound like that of water gently flowing around obstructions.
BABBLE, verb. (intransitive) To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as, a child babbles.
BABBLE, verb. (intransitive) To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
BABBLE, verb. (intransitive) To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
BABBLE, verb. (intransitive) To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.
BABBLE, verb. (transitive) To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding.
BABBLE, verb. (transitive) To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.
BABBLE WORD, noun. A phonemically basic word, one which is easy for small children to pronounce and which therefore tends to be produced by them early on (for example, mama); a babble word.

Dictionary definition

BABBLE, noun. Gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby.
BABBLE, verb. Utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way; "The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention".
BABBLE, verb. To talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby".
BABBLE, verb. Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; "babbling brooks".
BABBLE, verb. Divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn