V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (v.) 1. to talk foolishly or incoherently; 2. to utter meaningless sounds; 3. to engage in rambling, ongoing conversation; 4. to blurt out a secret; 5. to make a low bubbling or murmuring sound; (n.) 1. the sound of unintelligible talk; 2. the sound of flowing water
Synonyms: (v.) mumble, jabber, prattle, chatter, mutter, murmur, (n.) gibberish, chatter, murmuring, bubbling
Antonyms: (v.) articulate, pronounce
Tips: Use the verb babble to denote speaking in a hurried and difficult-to-understand manner. Use the noun babble to denote speech that is fast and difficult to understand. Babble can also be used to denote the sound of water running in a stream or fountain or the light, gentle noise a baby makes.
The baby lay in his crib, quietly babbling to himself. (jabbering, prattling) verb
She babbled about her annoying boss throughout lunch. (prattled, chattered) verb
The babble of the fountain outside our window lulled us to sleep. (murmur, bubbling) noun
I couldn't understand a word she said, she was babbling so fast. (chattering, murmuring) verb
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