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English noun: babble

1. babble (communication) gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby


Synonymsbabbling, lallation


Broader (hypernym)gibber, gibberish


English verb: babble

1. babble (communication) utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way


SamplesThe old man is only babbling--don't pay attention.


ExamplesSam and Sue babble


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. babble (communication) to talk foolishly


SamplesThe two women babbled and crooned at the baby.


ExamplesSam and Sue babble


Synonymsblather, blether, blither, smatter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle

3. babble (perception) flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise


SamplesBabbling brooks.


Synonymsbubble, burble, guggle, gurgle, ripple


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Verb groupgurgle

4. babble (communication) divulge confidential information or secrets


SamplesBe careful--his secretary talks.


Synonymsbabble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, sing, spill the beans, talk, tattle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap


Verb groupspill, talk


Antonymskeep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth









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