- Talk in a rapid, excited, and often incomprehensible way: he jabbered on about footballMore example sentences
prattle, babble, chatter, twitter, prate, gabble, go on, run on, rattle on/away, yap, jibber-jabber, patter, blather, maunder, ramble, drivel, blab; talk rapidly, talk incoherently, talk unintelligiblyScottish & Irish • informal slabberAustralian/New Zealand • informal mag
- Big Bill is so desperate for attention these days that he might actually show up, and then you'd have a hard time getting rid of him as he jabbered on into the wee hours while your other guests stifle yawns and sneak peeks at their watches.
- He jabbers, raves, and gestures to no one, in contradiction to the more subdued Hamlet of productions such as the 2000 Ethan Hawke film version.
- Your neighbor may spend the whole flight jabbering on their mobile.
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- Rapid, excited, and often incomprehensible speech.More example sentences
prattle, babble, chatter, chattering, twitter, twittering, prating, gabble, jibber-jabber, patter, blather, rambling, twaddle, drivel; rapid talk, unintelligible talkAustralian/New Zealand • informal mag• archaic clack, twattle
- Now, if you're going to fight me, stop the jibber jabber and let's get started!
- Some of the Kagan / Lewis conversation about bloggers consisted, for the most part, of often incomprehensible jabber like this.
- Demetrius is frustrated with Hermia's jabber and constant chatter and tells her he did nothing of the sort.
late 15th century: imitative.