• A sound like that of water gently flowing around obstructions.
  • Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.
  • Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle.


  • (intransitive) To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.

    "Hounds are said to babble, or to be babbling, when they are too noisy after having found a good scent."

  • (intransitive) To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
  • (transitive) To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.
  • (intransitive) To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
  • (transitive) To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding.
  • (intransitive) To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as, a child babbles.

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