The word “babble” has 2 syllables: bab-ble.

It's pronounced as /ˈbæbəl/.

What is synonym and antonym for babble?

In the thesaurus, “babble” has 21 synonyms and 4 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for babble along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for babble

  • blubber
  • burble
  • chat
  • chatter
  • converse
  • drivel
  • drool
  • gabble
  • gibber
  • gibberish
  • jabber
  • jargon
  • mumble
  • murmur
  • mutter
  • nonsense
  • prattle
  • rattle
  • shout
  • sputter
  • talk

Antonyms for babble

  • articulate
  • pronounce
  • sense
  • speak clearly

Meanings of babble

  • noun
    1. Idle talk; senseless prattle.
    2. Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.
    3. A sound like that of water gently flowing around obstructions.
  • verb
    1. To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds.
    2. To talk incoherently; to utter meaningless words.
    3. To talk too much; to chatter; to prattle.
    4. To make a continuous murmuring noise, like shallow water running over stones.
    5. To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat words or sounds in a childish way without understanding.
    6. To reveal; to give away (a secret).

Example Sentences

  • The river's gentle flow was accompanied by a soothing babble.
  • Lost in thought, she could hear the distant babble of conversation.
  • The forest echoed with the enchanting babble of a hidden brook.
  • Amidst the chaos, there was a constant background babble of voices.
  • The cafe atmosphere was filled with the cheerful babble of patrons.

On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to babble, such as: articulate, blubber, burble, chat, chatter, converse, drivel.

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