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

Every once in a while, you let a word or phrase out and you want to catch it and bring it back. You can't do that. It's gone, gone forever.
Dan Quayle