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babbler Line breaks: bab|bler
Pronunciation: /ˈbablə/

Definition of babbler in English:


1A thrush-like Old World songbird with a long tail, short rounded wings, and a loud, discordant or musical voice.
  • Family Timaliidae (the babbler family): numerous genera
Example sentences
  • I stray from the purpose of our trip: birds, which were no less alluring than all the scenes mentioned above, with names such as coucals, laughingthrushes, babblers, and junglefowl.
  • The clearing of undergrowth for trek paths and human interference had badly affected the thrushes, babblers, warblers and bulbuls in this region.
  • Morphologically, babblers differ from thrushes and flycatchers by the lack of distinct juvenal plumage.
2A person who babbles: no one could accuse him of being a quiet man—in fact he’s a babbler
More example sentences
  • Not only are human rights (as decided by the legal babblers) to be elevated over all other political principles, but also they can be collective, and in their assertion actually extinguish individual human rights.
  • Yes, this is all just history, and therefore of no interest to the chauvinistic babblers who dominate the national dialogue on US airwaves.
  • It is this sort of people and not rootless metropolitan babblers who value and indeed venerate the Queen.

Words that rhyme with babbler

dabbler, parabola
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