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Definition of "gabble" []

  • 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)

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.

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"