Definition of "babble" [bab•ble]

  • To utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds: Babies babble before they can talk. (verb-intransitive)
  • To talk foolishly or idly; chatter: "In 1977 [he] was thought of as crazy because he was babbling about supply side” ( Newt Gingrich). (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a continuous low, murmuring sound, as flowing water. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter rapidly and indistinctly. (verb-transitive)
  • To blurt out impulsively; disclose without careful consideration. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter (words, sounds, etc) in an incoherent or indistinct jumble (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To talk foolishly, incessantly, or irrelevantly (verb)
  • To disclose (secrets, confidences, etc) carelessly or impulsively (verb)
  • (of streams, birds, etc) to make a low murmuring or bubbling sound (verb)
  • Incoherent or foolish speech; chatter (noun)
  • A murmuring or bubbling sound (noun)

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Use "babble" in a sentence
  • "I am sick of these women and their right win babble talk."
  • "The babble is inane, but its heart is in the right place."
  • "The outcome of her babble is either incoherent or a blatant lie."