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Meaning of babble

bab•ble

Pronunciation: (bab'ul), [key]
— v., n. -bled, -bling,
—v.i.
  1. to utter sounds or words imperfectly, indistinctly, or without meaning.
  2. to talk idly, irrationally, excessively, or foolishly; chatter or prattle.
  3. to make a continuous, murmuring sound.
—v.t.
  1. to utter in an incoherent, foolish, or meaningless fashion.
  2. to reveal foolishly or thoughtlessly: to babble a secret.
—n.
  1. inarticulate or imperfect speech.
  2. foolish, meaningless, or incoherent speech; prattle.
  3. a murmuring sound or a confusion of sounds.
  4. babbling (def. 2).
  5. a confused mixture of extraneous sounds in a circuit, resulting from cross talk from other channels. Cf. cross talk (def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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