- 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[intransitive] to make the gentle sound of a stream flowing over stones Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘to bubble’): imitative. Current senses date from the late 19th cent.
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//