Translation of babble in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbæbəl//ˈbab(ə)l/


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    (of voice, voices)
    a cry rang out above the babble of voices se oyó un grito por encima del murmullo de voces
    • her answer came out in a confused babble balbució una confusa respuesta
    • the baby's babble el balbuceo del bebé
    • There was a moment of silence from the others, then a babble that sounded like a catfight in a blender, some directing questions and demands at me in a torrent I couldn't follow.
    • This was what the crowd had come for and every time Caucau received the ball after that there was a babble of anticipation.
    • Sitting outside the bar there is a light babble of a foreign tongue trilling off the tongues of groups of people enjoying leisurely drinks.
    • I banged the book shut and silenced the babble of my inner teachers.
    • Then a babble of talk and tension-relieving laughter breaks out.
    • If children have minds like sponges that can absorb other languages effortlessly, my own grey matter seems to be more of a clam, clamped shut and deaf to the multilingual babble around me.
    • This is the babble of many tongues as they are simultaneously translated in the glass towers in the stone city.
    • Instead, American viewers will have to strain to make out whole words from the constant babble of wild sound and West Indian accents.
    • In the background he could hear the voices of the passengers asking the same question in a babble of noise.
    • I'm picking these sounds out from the babble of the past, a raucous market fair of a landscape that stretches out as far as the eye can see.
    • I was enthusing to an old friend about this vibrant new Edinburgh I'd found - the packed cafe terraces, the babble of foreign tongues, the cosmopolitan atmosphere.
    • The gorgeous changing colors of the high-tech map were accompanied by sound: the babble of many meteorologists overlaid by the powerful roar of wind and waves.
    • When I went down to visit her we spoke in the babble that sounded to other people like a language.
    • There was a rising babble of ‘ews’, and other sounds of sympathy and disgust.
    • This mimics the tone of real speech but sounds like the incomprehensible babble of those claymation shows on the ABC in the 1980s.
    • After a dozen dizzying turns past stalls crammed with fruit, meat, shoes and screws, Zuniga hears a sharp animal screech above the babble of buying and selling.
    • Just the babble of the 24-hour television newscasters.
    • Fay ably expresses the feelings of many as they try to decipher the babble of words coming from the religious sector following the tsunami.
    • From an uncertain corner in another part of the pub, there was a babble of bedlam.
    • If you set a tape recorder running at a noisy party you would most likely hear something resembling a confused babble.
    • The sounds coming from the workshops combine with the babble of the stream to create an authentic atmosphere of the settlement of old.
    • In plants, a babble of water and small molecules flows through the plasmodesmata between cells.
    • From up stream came the babble of the brook like dainty laughter.
    • The catacombs, and the lovingly tended graves within, have embalmed the lives and loves of centuries past in a deathly stillness, broken only by the babble of a passing brook.
    • In the silence of the grove, she heard the pleasant babble of the stream, except that it was no longer a quiet sloshing.
    • The pervasive pink petals of the cherry blossom trees flutter to the ground like the soft powder of a mountain peak, while the babble of the bubbling brook pervades the air.
    • In fact, I don't think he even heard me, although he was barely 20 yards away and there was no other sound but the babble of the beck.
    • Today however, the high pitched beep beep of a truck in reverse, unloading lumber for a new house, could be heard over the babble of the stream.
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    (of water)
    susurro masculine literary
    murmullo masculine literary

intransitive verb

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    (talk foolishly)
    parlotear informal
    he babbled on siguió parloteando informal
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    (talk unintelligibly)
    (baby) balbucear
    a babbling brook un arroyo rumoroso literary

transitive verb

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