Babbler Bab"bler, n. 1. An idle talker; an irrational prater; a teller of secrets. [1913 Webster]

Great babblers, or talkers, are not fit for trust. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

2. A hound too noisy on finding a good scent. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A name given to any one of a family ({Timalin[ae]}) of thrushlike birds, having a chattering note. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Babbler — may refer to: * Old World babbler, a large family of mostly Old World passerine birds * Australo Papuan babbler, passerine birds endemic to Australia New Guinea * The Babbler , the journal of BirdLife International in Indochina * Vic Babbler ,… …   Wikipedia

  • babbler — Thrush Thrush, n. [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • babbler — I. /ˈbæblə / (say babluh) noun 1. someone or something that babbles. 2. any of several noisy, gregarious, insectivorous birds of the family Pomatostomidae, common in scrub and open forest of Australia, as the grey crowned babbler, Pomatostomus… …   Australian English dictionary

  • babbler — babble ► VERB 1) talk rapidly in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way. 2) (of a stream) make a continuous murmur as the water flows over stones. ► NOUN ▪ the sound of babbling. DERIVATIVES babbler noun. ORIGIN Low German babbelen, or an… …   English terms dictionary

  • babbler — noun see babble …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • babbler — /bab leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that babbles. 2. any of the birds of the family Timaliidae, many of which have a loud, babbling cry. [1520 30; BABBLE + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • babbler — noun a) someone who babbles b) any of several passerine birds, of the families Timaliidae (found in Asia, Africa) and Pomatostomidae (found in Australia) …   Wiktionary

  • Babbler — a cook …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • babbler — Australian Slang a cook …   English dialects glossary

  • babbler — bab·bler || bæblÉ™(r) n. one who chatters; gossiper; type of bird from the passerine birds that has a loud babbling call (Zoology); tape recording of several voices talking simultaneously that is used as an anti bugging apparatus to prevent or… …   English contemporary dictionary

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