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Definition of "babbler" [bab•bler]

  • One that babbles: a babbler of half-truths. (noun)
  • A tape recording of numerous voices talking at the same time, used as an antibugging device to hinder or prevent eavesdropping. (noun)
  • A person who babbles (noun)

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.

  • Any of various insect-eating birds of the Old World tropics and subtropics that have a loud incessant song: family Muscicapidae (warblers, thrushes, etc) (noun)

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Use "babbler" in a sentence
  • "Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better."
  • "Wisdom will teach us to enchant the serpent we are to contend with, rather than think to out-hiss it (v. 11): The serpent will bite if he be not by singing and music charmed and enchanted, against which therefore he stops his ears (Ps.lviii. 4, 5); and a babbler is no better to all those who enter the lists with him, who therefore must not think by dint of words to out-talk him, but be prudent management to enchant him."
  • "As they afforded our apostle no better title than that of a "babbler," chap.xvii. 18, so for a long time they kept up the public vogue in the world, that Christianity was the religion of idiots and men illiterate."