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.

Definitions of babble
  1. verb
    utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
    “The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention”
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    type of:
    mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    express in speech
  2. verb
    talk foolishly
    “The two women babbled and crooned at the baby”
    synonyms: blather, blether, blither, smatter
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    type of:
    blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, yammer
    speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
  3. verb
    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
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    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
  4. noun
    gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
    synonyms: babbling, lallation
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    type of:
    gibber, gibberish
    unintelligible talking
  5. verb
    flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    babbling brooks”
    synonyms: bubble, burble, guggle, gurgle, ripple
    make sounds similar to gurgling water
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    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
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