babble

To babble is to talk on and on without a particular goal. It might drive you crazy when your little sister babbles endlessly about her favorite video game.

Babble sounds like Babel, the Biblical tower where everyone was talking in their own language. Everyone was babbling without paying attention to their neighbors, like the kid who won’t stop talking about his trip to the water park three years ago. A stream or a brook can babble, too, but that’s more of a soothing sound of water against rocks. Babies gurgle, because they don’t have enough words to babble yet.

Primary Meanings of babble

1.
vn
utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
2.
v
flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
Full Definitions of babble
1

v utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way

“The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention”
Type of:
mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
express in speech

v talk foolishly

“The two women babbled and crooned at the baby”
Synonyms:
blather, blether, blither, smatter
Type of:
blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

v divulge confidential information or secrets

Synonyms:
babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, sing, spill the beans, talk, tattle
spill, talk
reveal information
Antonyms:
keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth
refrain from divulging sensitive information; keep quiet about confidential information
Type of:
break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

n gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby

Synonyms:
babbling, lallation
Type of:
gibber, gibberish
unintelligible talking
2

v flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

babbling brooks”
Synonyms:
bubble, burble, guggle, gurgle, ripple
gurgle
make sounds similar to gurgling water
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

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