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



BrE BrE//ˈbeɪbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪbl//
[singular] (formal)
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the sound of many voices talking at one time, especially when more than one language is being spoken From the Bible story in which God punished the people who were trying to build a tower to reach heaven (the tower of Babel) by making them unable to understand each others’ languages.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: babel