babble Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “babble” in the English Dictionary

"babble" in British English

See all translations

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)

"babble" in American English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of babble?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More