babble n

see babble, v.

  1. Chatter; idle speech; ineffective discourse; linguistic confusion; confounding of tongues; [word play] babel; like the Tower of Babel (see Genesis 11:9).
  2. Murmur; burble; gurgle; attempt to speak underwater.

babble [-s] v

onomatopoetic, perhaps from baby's speech.

  1. Murmur; burble; gurgle; ramble.
  2. Buzz; drone; make continuous noise; [fig.] prattle; speak idly.