1. [ verb ] utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way

"The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"

Related terms: talk chatterer
2. [ verb ] to talk foolishly
Synonyms: smatter blether blither blather

"The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

Related terms: chatter prate
3. [ verb ] divulge information or secrets; spill the beans
Synonyms: talk sing blab let_the_cat_out_of_the_bag peach blab_out babble_out spill_the_beans tattle

"Be careful--his secretary talks"

Related terms: keep_one's_mouth_shut disclose talk tattletale tattle talk
4. [ verb ] flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise, as of water
Synonyms: ripple bubble burble gurgle guggle

"babbling brooks"

Related terms: go gurgle ripple gurgle
5. [ noun ] gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
Synonyms: lallation babbling
Related terms: gibberish
Similar spelling:   bauble