gabble

  • 1 Gabble — Gab ble, n. 1. Loud or rapid talk without meaning. [1913 Webster] Forthwith a hideous gabble rises loud Among the builders. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Inarticulate sounds rapidly uttered; as of fowls. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 gabble — index prattle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 gabble — vb babble, gab, chatter, *chat, patter, prate, prattle, jabber, gibber …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 gabble — ► VERB ▪ talk rapidly and unintelligibly. ► NOUN ▪ rapid, unintelligible talk. DERIVATIVES gabbler noun. ORIGIN Dutch gabbelen …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 gabble — [gab′əl] vi. gabbled, gabbling [freq. of GAB] 1. to talk rapidly and incoherently; jabber; chatter 2. to utter rapid, meaningless sounds, as a goose does vt. to utter rapidly and incoherently n. rapid, incoherent talk or meaningless utterance… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 gabble — {{11}}gabble (n.) c.1600, from GABBLE (Cf. gabble) (v.). {{12}}gabble (v.) 1570s, frequentative of GAB (Cf. gab) (q.v.), or else imitative. Related: Gabbled; gabbling …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 gabble — gab|ble1 [ˈgæbəl] v past tense and past participle gabbled present participle gabbling [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Middle Dutch gabbelen] to say something so quickly that people cannot hear you clearly or understand you… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 gabble — 1 verb gabbled, gabbling (I, T) to say something so quickly that people cannot hear you or understand you properly: Just calm down, stop gabbling, and tell me what has happened. | gabble away/on: Gina tends to gabble away when she s excited. 2… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 gabble — I UK [ˈɡæb(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms gabble : present tense I/you/we/they gabble he/she/it gabbles present participle gabbling past tense gabbled past participle gabbled informal to speak or say something very quickly… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 gabble — verb (gabbled; gabbling) Etymology: probably of imitative origin Date: 1577 intransitive verb 1. to talk fast or foolishly ; jabber 2. to utter inarticulate or animal sounds transitive verb to say with incoherent rapidity ; babble • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 gabble — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage, bibble babble, blab, blabber, blah blah, blather, blether, blethers, blubber, bombast, bull, bullshit, cackle, call, caquet, caqueterie, carol, caw, chat …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 gabble — gab|ble1 [ gæbl ] verb intransitive or transitive INFORMAL to speak or say something very quickly and without making your meaning clear, usually because you are nervous or excited gabble gab|ble 2 [ gæbl ] noun singular the sound of a lot of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 gabble — [[t]gæ̱b(ə)l[/t]] gabbles, gabbling, gabbled VERB If you gabble, you say things so quickly that it is difficult for people to understand you. [INFORMAL] Marcello sat on his knee and gabbled excitedly... [V adv] She gabbles on about drug dealers… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 gabble —   Hauwala au, hauwalawala au, ohi.    ♦ Gabble mouth, waha ko u …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 16 gabble — gabbler, n. /gab euhl/, v., gabbled, gabbling, n. v.i. 1. to speak or converse rapidly and unintelligibly; jabber. 2. (of hens, geese, etc.) to cackle. v.t. 3. to utter rapidly and unintelligibly. n. 4. rapid, unintelligible talk. 5. any quick… …

    Universalium

  • 17 gabble — verb /ˈɡæbəl/ To talk fast, idly, foolishly, or without meaning …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 gabble — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cackle; chatter, prattle, blab; gibber, gab (inf.), chin (sl.), jaw (sl.). See loquacity. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. jabber, chatter, rattle; see babble . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To talk… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 gabble — gab·ble || gæbl n. fast noisy talk which is difficult to understand; noises with no meaning (often pertaining to animal sounds) v. speak fast, speak inarticulately; make unintelligible sounds …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 gabble — verb talk rapidly and unintelligibly. noun rapid, unintelligible talk. Derivatives gabbler noun Origin C16: from Du. gabbelen, of imitative origin …

    English new terms dictionary