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Synonyms for babble
ˈbæb əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. babble, babbling, lallation(verb)

    gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby

    lallation, babbling

  2. babble(verb)

    utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way

    "The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"

    ripple, blither, gurgle, tattle, babble out, smatter, talk, burble, bubble, blather, blab, spill the beans, guggle, blab out, sing, peach, blether, let the cat out of the bag

  3. babble, blather, smatter, blether, blither(verb)

    to talk foolishly

    "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

    ripple, blither, gurgle, tattle, babble out, smatter, play around, talk, burble, bubble, blather, blab, spill the beans, guggle, dabble, blab out, sing, peach, blether, let the cat out of the bag

  4. ripple, babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle(verb)

    flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

    "babbling brooks"

    ripple, blither, gurgle, tattle, babble out, smatter, belch, riffle, burble, bubble, blather, sing, blab out, eruct, talk, spill the beans, burp, guggle, ruffle, undulate, blab, peach, cockle, blether, let the cat out of the bag

  5. spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out(verb)

    divulge confidential information or secrets

    "Be careful--his secretary talks"

    verbalize, whistle, twaddle, verbalise, prattle, spill, ripple, palaver, peach, tittle-tattle, maunder, utter, blather, smatter, tattle, gurgle, mouth, bubble, blab out, burble, blether, gibber, blab, talk, let the cat out of the bag, speak, guggle, blither, babble out, sing, prate, spill the beans, piffle, chatter, lecture, gabble, blabber, clack

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. babble

    Most of these words are onomatopoetic. The cackle of a hen, the gabble of a goose, the chatter of a magpie, the babble of a running stream, as applied to human speech, indicate a rapid succession of what are to the listener meaningless sounds. Blab and blurt (commonly blurt out) refer to the letting out of what the lips can no longer keep in; blab, of a secret; blurt out, of passionate feeling. To chat is to talk in an easy, pleasant way, not without sense, but without special purpose. Chatting is the practise of adults, prattling that of children. To prate is to talk idly, presumptuously, or foolishly, but not necessarily incoherently. To jabber is to utter a rapid succession of unintelligible sounds, generally more noisy than chattering. To gossip is to talk of petty personal matters, as for pastime or mischief. To twaddle is to talk feeble nonsense. To murmur is to utter suppressed or even inarticulate sounds, suggesting the notes of a dove, or the sound of a running stream, and is used figuratively of the half suppressed utterances of affection or pity, or of complaint, resentment, etc. Compare SPEAK.

    blab, blurt, blurt out, cackle, chat, chatter, gabble, gossip, jabber, murmur, palaver, prate, prattle, tattle, twaddle

    Babies babble for the moon; the crowd babbles of a hero; the sick man babbles of home.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. babble(v)

    prattle, prattle, dribble, chatter, gabble, twaddle, blab, cackle

    enunciate, vociferate, hush, suppress

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. babble

    v.n. prattle, jabber, chatter, talk inarticulately

  2. babble

    prate, chat, gossip, palaver, tattle, be loquacious, talk idly or thoughtlessly

  3. babble(v. a.)

    tell (foolishly), prate, utter, prate about

  4. babble(n.)

    prattle, palaver, chit-chat, gabble, twaddle, chatter, balderdash, platitude, flummery, wish-wash, stuff, moonshine, fudge, trash, nonsense, small talk, idle talk, childish or foolish talk, frothy discourse

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  • бръщолевене, ромон, ромоля, бърборене, бръщолевя, бърборя, ромоленеBulgarian
  • pludren, plapre, vrøvle, pladder, pludre, sludreDanish
  • Geplapper, brabbeln, plätschern, murmeln, gurgeln, schwätzen, plappern, babbelnGerman
  • gorjeo, charlatanear, susurrar, chacharear, mascullar, jerigonza, charlar, murmurar, charla, parloteo, charlotear, farfullar, parlotearSpanish
  • نارسا گویی, یاوه گفتن, دراییدنPersian
  • solista, pulina, pulista, jokeltaa, solinaFinnish
  • babil, bavardage, murmure, jargon, jaboter, jargonner, jacasser, bavarder, babiller, murmurer, papoter, marmonner, susurrer, caqueter, marmotter, charabia, galimatias, babillageFrench
  • बकनाHindi
  • csobogás, csobogHungarian
  • óskýrt tal, babla, heimskulegt þvaður, masa, vatnsniður, þvæla, niða, babl, mala, hjala, blaðra, kjafta frá, mas, fleipra út úr sér, tala of mikið, niður, vera með heimskuhjalIcelandic
  • ciancia, balbettio, ciarlare, gorgoglio, cicalare, chiacchierareItalian
  • 중얼거리다, 재잘거리다, 옹알거리다Korean
  • kapekapetau, hīwawā, nanunanuMāori
  • kabbelen, brabbelen, kletsen, babbelen, murmelenDutch
  • plapre, bableNorwegian
  • paplanie, gwar, szemrać, gaworzyć, paplać, gaworzenie, szmer, bełkotPolish
  • balbuciar, murmúrio, balbuciação, murmurarPortuguese
  • журча́ние, болтовня́, журчать, бормотать, лепетать, болтать, трепаться, бормота́ние, ле́петRussian
  • babbel, pladderSwedish
  • boşboğazlıkTurkish

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