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jab·ber

jabber

 
 
pronunciation:
jae br
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: jabbers, jabbering, jabbered
definition: to speak or make sounds like speech, quickly or at length, but without making much sense or creating much interest in the listener; babble.
The little girl was jabbering happily and pouring "tea" for her stuffed animals.I was so bored that I'd stopped listening, but he kept jabbering on.
synonyms:
babble, gabble, prattle
similar words:
blather, chatter, chipper, drivel, gibber, patter
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part of speech: noun
definition: speech or a sound like speech that makes no sense; babble; gibberish.
synonyms:
babble, gabble, gibber, gibberish, gobbledygook, nonsense
similar words:
abracadabra, bilge, blather, bosh, bunk, chatter, drivel, flummery, hogwash, jabberwocky, jargon, mumbo jumbo, patter, piffle, poppycock, prattle, rubbish, twaddle
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derivations: jabberingly (adv.), jabberer (n.)