- Reproduce (a message, sound, or transmission) in a confused and distorted way: (as adjective garbled) garbled directionsMore example sentences
mix up, muddle, jumble, confuse, blur, slur, obscure, distort, twist, twist around, warp, misstate, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, mistranslate, misinterpret, misconstrue; tamper with, tinker with, change, alter, doctor, falsify, pervert, corrupt, adulterate• rare misarticulate, misrender
- His voice sounds somewhat garbled in those recordings.
- He called, his voice garbled by the sound of hammering and drilling.
- Canadian voters spoke but, once again, the voting system garbled the message.
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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 garbleMore example sentences
- 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.
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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.
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'.