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Confer Late German babbeln; Dutch babbelen; German bappeln, bappern; French babiller; Italian babbolare; probable origin, to keep saying ba, imitative of a child learning to talk; confer tower of Babel.

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Babble

Plural
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Babble (uncountable)
  1. Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle.
  2. Inarticulate speech, such as was used at the building the tower of Babel; constant or confused murmur.
  3. A sound of or alike that which of flowing water.

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Infinitive
to Babble

Third person singular
Babbles

Simple past
babbled

Past participle
babbled

Present participle
babbling

to Babble (third-person singular simple present Babbles, present participle babbling, simple past and past participle babbled)
  1. (intransitive) To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as, a child babbles.
  2. (intransitive) To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
  3. (intransitive) To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
  4. (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.
  5. (transitive) To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding.
  6. (transitive) To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.

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