Babble and Tell


Babble verb - To speak rapidly, inarticulately, and usually unintelligibly.

Tell and babble are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Babble".

Nearby Words: babbling, babbled, babbler


Tell verb - To give an oral or written account of in some detail.

Babble and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Babble" instead a verb "Tell".

Nearby Words: telling, teller

Common collocations

version babble version tell version

Both words in one sentence

  • Doctors in general like to tell the patients their diagnoses as indecipherable Techno Babble if these diagnoses are terrifying enough to endanger the patients' mental health as well.
  • Or possibly Magi Babble; it's often hard to tell the difference with that series...
  • Occasionally some Infallible Babble might slip out of them, but Sturgeon's Law applies to the remaining ninety percent, and there's no way to tell which is which.
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