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

 

gabble

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡæbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæbl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gabble
BrE BrE//ˈɡæbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæbl//
 
he / she / it gabbles
BrE BrE//ˈɡæblz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæblz//
 
past simple gabbled
BrE BrE//ˈɡæbld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæbld//
 
past participle gabbled
BrE BrE//ˈɡæbld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæbld//
 
-ing form gabbling
BrE BrE//ˈɡæblɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæblɪŋ//
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (informal) to talk quickly so that people cannot hear you clearly or understand you She was nervous and started to gabble. gabble on/away They were gabbling on about the past. gabble something He was gabbling nonsense. + speech ‘No, no, not all,’ she gabbled. See related entries: Language skills Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Dutch gabbelen, of imitative origin.
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