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babble

(bab′ĕl)
1. The meaningless sounds made by an infant before he or she is able to generate mature speech.
2. Any incomprehensible vocalization.

multitalker babble

Background noise made by several speakers talking at the same time. It competes with and may mask or disguise sounds or voices that a person, esp. one with hearing loss, wishes to hear.
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DIFFICULT SWAP - Andrea Sinclare, front, ended up in tears because she didn't have enough to do in the Orchard household; BABBLE - Russell Brand
Mitchell's babble buddy Craig Paterson occasionally referred to the colour as burgundy.
As if parodying the Hollywood thriller commonplace of the intuitive detective experiencing lightning-bolt revelations, he excitedly babbles, "He's here, he's right here," convinced that his unknown enemy--a child-stealing Erl-King of his own making--is watching from nearby.
The first is a hellish large public high school, where "The only thing I was learning was that boredom can hurt like physical pain." The teachers are crazy in various ways, ranging from the anti-Semitic English teacher to the biology teacher who babbles to herself in the coat closet during the class.
Fellow travelers, strange homes on wheels--wandahomes--pulled by mammoths, a bird who babbles all, cheerful Moorfolk, subterraneous caverns, a village named Meander, friends who will help, and those who will not, dreams directed by Merlin himself, wondrous mythic creatures, knights, a special key, Pits of Gloom, kidnapping, slavery all abound in this absorbing tale of Merlin's descendants.
After analysing recording of the babies' babbles, the researchers found that noises from the first group developed faster during the play session.