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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [gab-uh l]
    • /ˈgæb əl/
    • /ˈɡæb.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [gab-uh l]
    • /ˈgæb əl/

Definitions of gabble word

  • verb without object gabble to speak or converse rapidly and unintelligibly; jabber. 1
  • verb without object gabble (of hens, geese, etc.) to cackle. 1
  • verb with object gabble to utter rapidly and unintelligibly. 1
  • noun gabble rapid, unintelligible talk. 1
  • noun gabble any quick succession of meaningless sounds. 1
  • noun gabble Talk rapidly and unintelligibly; utter meaningless sounds. 1

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Origin of gabble

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
1570-80; perhaps < Middle Dutch gabbelen, or expressive formation in English; cf. gab1, gob4, -le

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Gabble


gabble popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

gabble usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for gabble

verb gabble

  • gibber — to speak inarticulately or meaninglessly.
  • cackle — If someone cackles, they laugh in a loud unpleasant way, often at something bad that happens to someone else.
  • patter — to talk glibly or rapidly, especially with little regard to meaning; chatter.
  • babble — If someone babbles, they talk in a confused or excited way.
  • jabber — rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.

noun gabble

  • gibberish — meaningless or unintelligible talk or writing.
  • rubbish — worthless, unwanted material that is rejected or thrown out; debris; litter; trash.
  • nonsense — words or language having little or no sense or meaning.

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