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BAB'BLE, verb intransitive

1. To utter words imperfectly or indistinctly, as children.

2. To talk idly or irrationally; to talk thoughtlessly.

3. To talk much; to prate; hence to tell secrets.

4. To utter sounds frequently, incessantly, or indistinctly; as a babbling echo; a babbling stream.

BAB'BLE, verb transitive To prate; to utter.

BAB'BLE, noun Idle talk; senseless prattle.