how to pronounce babbling


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the above transcription of babbling is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

babbling is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of babbling pronunciation

An example use of babbling in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… just start babbling you know to myself …”

meanings of babbling


  1. A confused murmur, as of a stream.
  2. Sounds produced by infant during the babbling period.
  3. A stage in child language acquisition, during which an infant appears to be experimenting with uttering sounds of language, but not yet producing any recognizable words.
  4. Idle senseless talk; prattle.


  1. Present participle of babble.

babbling frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word babbling occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics babbling can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that babbling can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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