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babble

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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babblebab‧ble1 /ˈbæbəl/ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]TALK TO somebody to speak quickly in a way that is difficult to understand or sounds silly I have no idea what he was babbling on about.2 [intransitive]C to make a sound like water moving over stonesbabbler noun [countable]
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babbleDon't pay any attention to her - she's just babbling.He was running around babbling about someone named Tulkeke.I always thought he was simply babbling, but suddenly he got up and went.The woman was babbling incoherently and waving a gun.Victoria babbled like a brook, chasing motes in the sunbeams.He babbled on and on until everyone had left the room.Rump steak, his mind was babbling, rump steak.I blurted and babbled something and neatly slipped into the make-up shop.
Related topics: Colours & sounds
babblebabble2 noun [singular]  1 Cthe confused sound of many people talking at the same time the babble of a crowded party2 Ca sound like water moving over stones
Examples from the Corpus
babbleA spontaneous cheer went round the ship, followed by a babble of talk as everyone relaxed.She talked in a babble like the babble of birds, that ghost from the sea, that white she-ghost.an hour of babble about UFOsAs the happy couple took their places there was a stir and a rising babble behind them.Then there's nothing but the implacable, soul-less beat, and a subdued babble of shudders and metallic gasps.The reforms deserve something better than the babble that has followed them from birth.The babble of conversation was punctuated by the chink of bottles against glasses.Migrants came in waves with their babble of tongues.
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Verb table
babble
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybabble
he, she, itbabbles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybabbled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave babbled
he, she, ithas babbled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad babbled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill babble
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have babbled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam babbling
he, she, itis babbling
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you, we, theyare babbling
Past
I, he, she, itwas babbling
you, we, theywere babbling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been babbling
he, she, ithas been babbling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been babbling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be babbling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been babbling
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