Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Bab"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Babbled ();p. pr. & vb. n. Babbling.] [Cf.LG. babbeln, D. babbelen, G. bappeln, bappern, F. babiller, It. babbolare; prob. orig., to keep saying ba, imitative of a child learning to talk.]
1. To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as a child babbles.
2. To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
3. To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
4. To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.
In every babbling he finds a friend.
&hand; Hounds are said to babble
, or to be babbling
, when they are too noisy after having found a good scent.
Syn. -- To prate; prattle; chatter; gossip.
Bab"ble, v. i.
1. To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat,as words, in a childish way without understanding.
These [words] he used to babble in all companies.
2. To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.
1. Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle. This is mere moral babble."
2. Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.
The babble of our young children.
The babble of the stream.