babbling

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bablyng, babelynge, equivalent to babble +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

babbling (countable and uncountable, plural babblings)

  1. (uncountable) a stage in child language acquisition, during which an infant appears to be experimenting with uttering sounds of language, but not yet producing any recognizable words
  2. (countable, uncountable) sounds produced by infant during the babbling period
  3. (countable, uncountable) Idle senseless talk; prattle.
  4. (countable, uncountable) A confused murmur, as of a stream.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English bablyng, babelynge, babelinde, equivalent to babble +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

babbling

  1. present participle of babble

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