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Definition of babble
verb [no object]
talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way:he would babble on in his gringo Spanish [reporting verb] utter something rapidly and incoherently: [with direct speech]:I gasped and stared and babbled, “Look at this!” [with object]:he began to babble an apology reveal something secret or confidential by talking impulsively or carelessly:he babbled to another convict while he was in jail [with object]:my father babbled out the truth
(usually as adjective babbling
) (of a stream) make the continuous murmuring sound of water flowing over stones:a gently babbling brook
noun [in singular]
the sound of people talking quickly and in a way that is difficult or impossible to understand:a babble of protest foolish, excited, or confused talk:her soft voice stopped his babble the continuous murmuring sound of water flowing over stones in a stream:the babble of a brook background disturbance caused by interference from conversations on other telephone lines.