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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bab·ble /ˈbæbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bab·ble, n.
 1. Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle. “This is mere moral babble.”
 2. Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.
    The babble of our young children.   --Darwin.
    The babble of the stream.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bab·ble v. i. [imp. & p. p. Babbled p. pr. & vb. n. Babbling.]
 1. To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as a child babbles.
 2. To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
 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.   --Wordsworth.
 Note: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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.   --Arbuthnot.
 2. To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby [syn: babbling,
      v 1: utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an
           incoherent way; "The old man is only babbling--don't pay
      2: to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the
         baby" [syn: blather, smatter, blether, blither]
      3: flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise;
         "babbling brooks" [syn: ripple, guggle, burble, bubble,
      4: divulge confidential information or secrets;  "Be
         careful--his secretary talks" [syn: spill the beans, let
         the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach,
          sing, babble out, blab out] [ant: keep quiet]