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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: talking idly or incoherently; "blithering (or blathering)
             idiot"; "jabbering children"; "gabbling housewives";
             "a babbling hospital inmate" [syn: blathering, blithering,
      2: continuous low murmuring sound; as especially of water; "a
         babbling brook"
      n : gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby [syn: babble, lallation]