More definitions of "babble":
- (verb): Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise.
Example: "Babbling brooks"
Synonyms: ripple, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle
- (verb): Divulge confidential information or secrets.
Synonyms: spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, sing, babble out, blab out
- (verb): Utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way.
Example: "The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"
Famous quotes containing the word babble:
“It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content ... it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion.”
—René Daumal (19081944)
“Those poor farmers who came up, that day, to defend their native soil, acted from the simplest of instincts. They did not know it was a deed of fame they were doing. These men did not babble of glory. They never dreamed their children would contend who had done the most. They supposed they had a right to their corn and their cattle, without paying tribute to any but their governors. And as they had no fear of man, they yet did have a fear of God.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)