babble Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"babble" in British English

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babbleverb

uk   us   /ˈbæb.l̩/

babble verb (TALK)

[I or T] to ​talk or say something in a ​quick, ​confused, ​excited, or ​silly way: The ​children babbled ​excitedly among themselves. She was babbling something about her ​ring being ​stolen.

babble verb (WATER NOISE)

[I] literary (of a ​stream) to make the ​low, ​continuousnoise of ​waterflowing over ​stones: They ​rested a while by a babbling brook.

babblenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbæb.l̩/
a ​continuouslow or ​confusedsound, ​especially the ​sound of several ​peopletalking: I could ​hear the babble ofvoices in the next ​room.
(Definition of babble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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babbleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈbæb·əl/
to ​speakquickly, in a ​confused, ​excited, or ​foolish way: [I] She was babbling on about a robbery.

babblenoun [U]

 us   /ˈbæb·əl/
talk or ​speech that has no ​meaning: The baby’s babble would ​soonturn into ​language. Babble also ​means a ​low, ​continuoussound: It was hard to ​talk over the babble of ​voices in the ​room.
(Definition of babble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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