V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

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.

Usage Examples:

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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