Definition of burble verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    burble

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈbɜːbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrbl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they burble
    BrE BrE//ˈbɜːbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrbl//
     
    he / she / it burbles
    BrE BrE//ˈbɜːblz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrblz//
     
    past simple burbled
    BrE BrE//ˈbɜːbld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrbld//
     
    past participle burbled
    BrE BrE//ˈbɜːbld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrbld//
     
    -ing form burbling
    BrE BrE//ˈbɜːblɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrblɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] burble (on) (about something) | + speech (disapproving) to speak in a confused or silly way that is difficult to hear or understand What's he burbling about?
  2. 2[intransitive] to make the gentle sound of a stream flowing over stones
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘to bubble’): imitative. Current senses date from the late 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: burble