Definition of "gabble" [gab•ble]

  • To speak rapidly or incoherently; jabber. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make rapid, low muttering or quacking sounds, as a goose or duck. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter rapidly or incoherently. (verb-transitive)
  • Rapid, incoherent, or meaningless speech. (noun)
  • The low muttering sound of a goose or duck. (noun)
  • To utter (words, etc) rapidly and indistinctly; jabber (verb)

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  • (of geese and some other birds or animals) to utter rapid cackling noises (verb)
  • Rapid and indistinct speech or noises (noun)

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Use "gabble" in a sentence
  • "How that old lady did smile and (as she herself laughingly said) "gabble" her delight!"
  • ""When I 'read the minutes' I just reach back in my mind and recall what the gabble was the night before -- I've got an awfully good memory."
  • "'gabble'; he gets 'beyond drivelling' into something more like"