Babble and Tell


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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
Synonyms for Babble


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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
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

version babble version tell version

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  • 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...
  • Webcomic / Uber Quest Super Speed: Kylar here Super Strength: Sesame appears to have developed this as a child Techno Babble: Claire loves to tell you things you can't understand, most just tune it out.
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