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babble (v.)

mid-13c., babeln "to prattle, utter words indistinctly, talk like a baby," akin to other Western European words for stammering and prattling (Swedish babbla, Old French babillier, etc.) attested from the same era (some of which probably were borrowed from others), all probably ultimately imitative of baby-talk (compare Latin babulus "babbler," Greek barbaros "non-Greek-speaking"). "No direct connexion with Babel can be traced; though association with that may have affected the senses" [OED]. Meaning "to talk excessively" is attested from c. 1500. Related: Babbled; babbler; babbling.

babble (n.)

c. 1500, "idle talk," from babble (v.). In 16c., commonly in reduplicated form bibble-babble (1530s). Meaning "inarticulate speech" is from 1660s. Other nouns meaning "idle talk" included babblery (1530s), babblement (1640s).

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Definitions of babble from WordNet
1
babble (v.)
utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way;
babble (v.)
to talk foolishly;
The two women babbled and crooned at the baby
Synonyms: blather / smatter / blether / blither
babble (v.)
flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise;
Synonyms: ripple / guggle / burble / bubble / gurgle
babble (v.)
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
2
babble (n.)
gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby;
Synonyms: babbling / lallation
From wordnet.princeton.edu