Definition of garble in English:

garble

Line breaks: gar¦ble
Pronunciation: /ˈgɑːb(ə)l
 
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verb

[with object]

noun

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  • A garbled account or transmission: most readers assumed the word was a typographical garble [mass noun]: upon winning a race a driver spews out a litany of commercial garble
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    • Repeated attempts to contact the Sol System have been met only with static and nonsensical garbles.
    • On the surface, the Violettes' debut album follows a well-tested formula for soundscape pop: her delicate voice soaks in a bath of fuzzy guitars, droning cello, and the garble of vocal samples run backward.
    • Language is employed as a formative element of the rhythm and music, but all a garble of German phrases, English sentence fragments, hissing, and hiccuping.

Derivatives

garbler

noun
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  • Chinese translators and Smithsonian Institution label-writers can be garblers.
  • Accordingly, he was not the only garbler.
  • You should initialize the garbler at the start of your program using the function set garbler that is also provided.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'sift out, cleanse'): from Anglo-Latin and Italian garbellare, from Arabic ġarbala 'sift', perhaps from late Latin cribellare 'to sieve', from Latin cribrum 'sieve'.

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