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Verb: babble  ba-bul
  1. Utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
    "The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"
     
  2. To talk foolishly
    "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby";
    - blather, smatter, blether [UK, dialect], blither
     
  3. Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    "babbling brooks";
    - ripple, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle
     
  4. Divulge confidential information or secrets
    "Be careful--his secretary babbles";
    - spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, sing, babble out, blab out
Noun: babble  ba-bul
  1. Gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
    - babbling, lallation

Derived forms: babbling, babbles, babbled

Type of: blab, blabber, break, bring out, chatter, clack, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, gabble, gibber, gibberish, give away, go, lay bare, let on, let out, maunder, mouth, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, rabbit [Brit], reveal, sound, speak, talk, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, unwrap, utter, vapor [Brit, Cdn], verbalise [Brit], verbalize, witter [Brit], yabber [Brit], yatter [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Babble