Definition of Babbling

1. Noun. Gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby.

Exact synonyms: Babble, Lallation
Generic synonyms: Gibber, Gibberish
Derivative terms: Babble, Babble, Babble, Babble



Definition of Babbling

1. Noun. a stage in child language acquisition, during which an infant appears to be experimenting with uttering sounds of language, but not yet producing any recognizable words ¹

2. Noun. sounds produced by infant during the babbling period ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of babble) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Babbling

1. idle talk [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Babbling

babbitting
babbittries
babbittry
babbitts
babble
babble out
babbled
babblement
babblements
babbler
babblers
babblery
babbles
babblier
babbliest
babbling (current term)
babblingly
babblings
babbly
babby
babe in arms
babe in the wood
babe in the woods
babe magnet
babefphite
babehood
babehoods
babeldom

Literary usage of Babbling

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1. Principles and Methods of Teaching Reading by Joseph Schimmel Taylor (1913)
"1 (2) The babbling Stage. — After the instinctive utterances already mentioned ... The babbling does not take the place of the earlier mode of expression, ..."

2. Mercersburg Review (1852)
"The scheme of faith it presents Is, for any that his vain babbling about the Christianity of this early time, is entitled to some little respect. ..."

3. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"His resurrection, the great Athenian philosophers looked upon all he said to be mere babbling."—Beveridge. CHATTER and CHAT are the French enquêter. ..."

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