Gabbling
Gabble Gab"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gabbling}.] [Freq. of gab. See {Gab}, v. i.] 1. To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity; -- used of fowls as well as people; as, gabbling geese. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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