Bab"ble, v. t. 1. To
utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a
childish way without understanding.
These [words] he used to babble in all companies.
2. To disclose by too free talk, as a
Bab"ble, n. 1. Idle
talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle. "This is mere moral
2. Inarticulate speech; constant or confused
The babble of our young children.
The babble of the stream.
Bab"ble (băb"b'l), v. i. [imp.
& p. p. Babbled (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n.
Babbling.] [Cf.LG. babbeln, D. babbelen, G.
bappeln, bappern, F. babiller, It. babbolare;
prob. orig., to keep saying ba, imitative of a child learning to
talk.] 1. To utter words indistinctly or
unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as, a child
2. To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning
3. To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
4. To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow
water running over stones.
In every babbling brook he finds a friend.
☞ Hounds are said to babble, or to be babbling, when
they are too noisy after having found a good scent.
Syn. -- To prate; prattle; chatter; gossip.