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Gabbling Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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adj : talking idly or incoherently; "blithering (or blathering) idiot"; "jabbering children"; "gabbling housewives"; "a babbling hospital inmate" [syn: blathering, blithering, jabbering, babbling]
1. rapid and indistinct speech
(synonym) jabber, jabbering
(hypernym) gibberish, gibber
(derivation) chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber
1. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
(synonym) chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber
(hypernym) talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
(hyponym) babble, blather, smatter, blether, blither
(derivation) jabber, jabbering
Gabbling Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Babbling (also called baby talk or twaddling) is a stage in child development and a state in language acquisition, during which an infant appears to be experimenting with uttering sounds of language, but not yet producing any recognizable words. (Crucially, the larynx or voicebox, originally high in the throat to let the baby breathe while swallowing, descends during the first year of life, allowing a pharynx to develop and all the sounds of human speech to be formed.) Babbling begins at approximately 5 to 7 months of age, when a baby's noises begin to sound like phonemes. Infants begin to produce recognizable words usually around 12 months, though babbling may continue for some time afterward.
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