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babble

['bæbl] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. лепет

    2. бормотание

    3. болтовня

    4. журчание, щебетание, гомон

  2. гл.

    1. лепетать; бормотать; болтать

    2. = babble out выболтать; проболтаться

    3. журчать (о ручейке), щебетать (о птицах)

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babble

['bæbl]

  1. n

      • a babble of voices — неясный шум голосов
    1. журчание

  2. v

    1. бормотать; лепетать

    2. журчать

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The house seemed bursting with the crowd, and a ceaseless babble of talking and laughter and giggles and shrill feminine squeaks and screams rose and fell.
Толпа гостей, казалось, заполнила дом до отказу, и над ней — то чуть затихая, то усиливаясь — звучал неумолчный гул голосов, пронзительные женские возгласы, смех.
Mitchell, Margaret / Gone with the windМитчелл, Маргарет / Унесенные ветром. Том 1
Унесенные ветром. Том 1
Митчелл, Маргарет
© Перевод. Т. А. Озерская, 1982
Gone with the wind
Mitchell, Margaret
© 1936 By Macmillan Publishing Company, a division of Macmillan. Inc.
© renewed 1964 by Stephens Mitchell
© renewed 1964 by Stephens Mitchell and Trust Compnay of Georgia as Executors of Margaret Mitchell Marsh
Perhaps I am not reporting it quite right and don't know how to report it, but the drift of the babble was something of that sort.
Одним словом, я, может, и не так передаю и передать не умею, но смысл болтовни был именно в этом роде.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
But what is to be done if the direct and sole vocation of every intelligent man is babble, that is, the intentional pouring of water through a sieve?
Но что же делать, если прямое и единственное назначение всякого умного человека есть болтовня, то есть умышленное пересыпанье из пустого в порожнее.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Notes from the UndergroundДостоевский, Фёдор / Записки из подполья
Записки из подполья
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Наука", 1989
Notes from the Underground
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2008 by Classic House Books
You Elenes babble far too much.' Although her voice was that of a little girl, her words and inflections were peculiarly adult.
Вы, эленийцы, болтаете слишком много, и от других ждете того же, — странно было слышать взрослую речь из уст маленькой девочки.
Eddings, David / The Ruby KnightЭддингс, Дэвид / Рубиновый рыцарь
Рубиновый рыцарь
Эддингс, Дэвид
The Ruby Knight
Eddings, David
© 1990 by David Eddings
But you know I have my policy; I babble away and suddenly I say something clever just as they are on the look-out for it.
Да ведь я с тактикой; я вру, вру, а вдруг и умное слово скажу, именно тогда, когда они все его ищут.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
The babble continued. It all bore upon Maisie.
Дик долго еще продолжал бредить, главным образом обращаясь к Мэзи.
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard / The Light That FailedКиплинг, Джозеф Редьярд / Свет погас
Свет погас
Киплинг, Джозеф Редьярд
© "Издательство П. П. Сойкина", 1915
The Light That Failed
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard
© 2011 by Victorian Secrets
Without jumping into techno-babble land, Internet traffic is broken down into Internet Protocol packets.
Не углубляясь в технические детали, отметим, что передача данных в Интернете осуществляется пакетами с использованием протокола передачи данных, созданным для сети Интернет.
Simmons, Kurt / Windows XP Headaches - How to Fix Common (and Not So Common) Problems in a HurryСиммонс, Курт / Головная боль Windows XP. Быстрое решение стандартных (и не только) проблем
Головная боль Windows XP. Быстрое решение стандартных (и не только) проблем
Симмонс, Курт
© Издание на русском языке Издательство Бином, 2004
Windows XP Headaches - How to Fix Common (and Not So Common) Problems in a Hurry
Simmons, Kurt
© 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies
"Does he really want to distract my attention with his silly babble?"
"Да что он в самом деле, что ли, хочет внимание мое развлечь глупою своею болтовней?"
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and PunishmentДостоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказание
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media
The boys began to babble.
Все заговорили разом.
Golding, William / Lord of the fliesГолдинг, Уильям / Повелитель мух
Повелитель мух
Голдинг, Уильям
© Е. Суриц, перевод, 1981
© "Азбука-классика", 2005
Lord of the flies
Golding, William
© 1954 by William Golding
A month earlier, under the first spell of the great project, she would babble about it to anyone she met; and even sent a paragraph to one of the Petersburg papers about the toasts and speeches arranged for her fete.
С месяц назад, еще под первым обаянием великого замысла, она лепетала о своем празднике первому встречному, а о том, что у нее будут провозглашены тосты, послала даже в одну из столичных газет.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
As he switched on the radio, Pat heard the babble of conversation start up behind him.
Он включил приемник, но еще раньше за его спиной начался оживленный разговор.
Clarke, Arthur Charles / A Fall of MoondustКларк, Артур Чарльз / Лунная пыль
Лунная пыль
Кларк, Артур Чарльз
A Fall of Moondust
Clarke, Arthur Charles
The babble died away a little as Carshot began barking across the table at Kipps.
Шум поутих, когда в столовой раздался лающий голос Каршота.
Wells, Herbert George / KippsУэллс, Герберт / Киппс
Киппс
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Kipps
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells, 1905
He was so glad to see her that he began to babble, the words coming out all in a rush.
От радости Рори начал болтать без остановки, глотая окончания слов.
De Lint, Charles / Someplace To Be FlyingДе Линт, Чарльз / Покинутые небеса
Покинутые небеса
Де Линт, Чарльз
Someplace To Be Flying
De Lint, Charles
© 1998 by Charles de Lint
I stiffened when I heard a babble of voices again, this time from ahead.
Где‑то впереди раздался шум голосов, и я напряглась.
Meyer, Stephenie / The HostМайер, Стефани / Гостья
Гостья
Майер, Стефани
© Н. Балашова, 2010
© Издание на русском языке AST Publishers
© Stephenie Meyer, 2008
The Host
Meyer, Stephenie
© 2008 by Stephenie Meyer
Wanda had already slumped back like a stone and had fallen asleep again, but Vasilisa could not bring himself to lie down until the last chord had faded away upstairs amid a confused babble of shouts.
Но Ванда уже свалилась как камень и опять заснула. Василиса же лег лишь тогда, когда последний аккорд расплылся наверху в смутном грохоте и вскрикиваньях.
Bulgakov, Michail / The White GuardБулгаков, Михаил / Белая гвардия
Белая гвардия
Булгаков, Михаил
© Мурманское книжное издательство, 1990
The White Guard
Bulgakov, Michail
© 1971 by McGraw-Hill Book Company

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'bæblNounлепетExamples

childish babble — детский лепет

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Collocations

begin to babble / murmur
зажурчать
begin to babble / prattle
залепетать
babble on
нести
babble on
плести
babble of birds
щебетание птиц
babble of the brook
журчание ручейка
babbling error
многословие

Word forms

babble

verb
Basic forms
Pastbabbled
Imperativebabble
Present Participle (Participle I)babbling
Past Participle (Participle II)babbled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I babblewe babble
you babbleyou babble
he/she/it babblesthey babble
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am babblingwe are babbling
you are babblingyou are babbling
he/she/it is babblingthey are babbling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have babbledwe have babbled
you have babbledyou have babbled
he/she/it has babbledthey have babbled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been babblingwe have been babbling
you have been babblingyou have been babbling
he/she/it has been babblingthey have been babbling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I babbledwe babbled
you babbledyou babbled
he/she/it babbledthey babbled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was babblingwe were babbling
you were babblingyou were babbling
he/she/it was babblingthey were babbling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had babbledwe had babbled
you had babbledyou had babbled
he/she/it had babbledthey had babbled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been babblingwe had been babbling
you had been babblingyou had been babbling
he/she/it had been babblingthey had been babbling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will babblewe shall/will babble
you will babbleyou will babble
he/she/it will babblethey will babble
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be babblingwe shall/will be babbling
you will be babblingyou will be babbling
he/she/it will be babblingthey will be babbling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have babbledwe shall/will have babbled
you will have babbledyou will have babbled
he/she/it will have babbledthey will have babbled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been babblingwe shall/will have been babbling
you will have been babblingyou will have been babbling
he/she/it will have been babblingthey will have been babbling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would babblewe should/would babble
you would babbleyou would babble
he/she/it would babblethey would babble
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be babblingwe should/would be babbling
you would be babblingyou would be babbling
he/she/it would be babblingthey would be babbling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have babbledwe should/would have babbled
you would have babbledyou would have babbled
he/she/it would have babbledthey would have babbled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been babblingwe should/would have been babbling
you would have been babblingyou would have been babbling
he/she/it would have been babblingthey would have been babbling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am babbledwe are babbled
you are babbledyou are babbled
he/she/it is babbledthey are babbled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being babbledwe are being babbled
you are being babbledyou are being babbled
he/she/it is being babbledthey are being babbled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been babbledwe have been babbled
you have been babbledyou have been babbled
he/she/it has been babbledthey have been babbled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was babbledwe were babbled
you were babbledyou were babbled
he/she/it was babbledthey were babbled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being babbledwe were being babbled
you were being babbledyou were being babbled
he/she/it was being babbledthey were being babbled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been babbledwe had been babbled
you had been babbledyou had been babbled
he/she/it had been babbledthey had been babbled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be babbledwe shall/will be babbled
you will be babbledyou will be babbled
he/she/it will be babbledthey will be babbled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been babbledwe shall/will have been babbled
you will have been babbledyou will have been babbled
he/she/it will have been babbledthey will have been babbled

babble

noun
SingularPlural
Common casebabblebabbles
Possessive casebabble'sbabbles'