Definition of babble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbæbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæbl//
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  1. 1the sound of many people speaking at the same time a babble of voices
  2. 2talking that is confused or silly and is difficult to understand I can't listen to his constant babble.
  3. 3the sounds a baby makes before beginning to say actual words
  4. see also psychobabble
    Word OriginMiddle English: from Middle Low German babbelen, or an independent English formation, as a frequentative based on the repeated syllable ba, typical of a child's early speech.
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