How Do You Spell BABBLING?

Pronunciation: [bˈablɪŋ] (IPA)

Babbling is spelled with two Bs followed by an A, then two more Bs, an L and an I, and finally an NG. In IPA phonetic transcription, this word is spelled /ˈbæb.lɪŋ/, with the stressed syllable "bab" pronounced with the short A sound (/æ/), and the second syllable "bling" pronounced with the nasal NG sound (/ŋ/) at the end. This word refers to the sound made by a baby or young child who is learning to talk, characterized by repeated and meaningless syllables.

BABBLING Meaning and Definition

  1. Babbling is a verbal behavior characterized by the production of meaningless or nonsensical sounds or speech-like vocalizations. It is often observed during a specific stage of human language development, typically occurring between the ages of six to ten months. During this stage, babies engage in repetitive vocalizations that involve combinations of consonant and vowel sounds, which are produced with rhythm and intonation similar to conversational speech.

    The purpose and function of babbling are not fully understood, but researchers suggest that it serves as an essential precursor to speech development. It represents a crucial milestone in a child's language acquisition process, as it allows them to practice vocalizations and experiment with different sounds and syllables. Babbling also serves as a foundation for learning and mastering meaningful words and sentences.

    Furthermore, babbling not only helps infants develop their vocal apparatus but also allows them to explore and understand the connection between their own movements and the sounds they produce. Through the process of babbling, infants gradually refine their motor skills and coordination necessary for effective speech production. Parents and caregivers often encourage babbling by engaging in responsive and encouraging interactions, which helps support and foster the child's language development.

    Overall, babbling is a normal and expected component of early language development, representing a vital stepping stone towards the acquisition and mastery of spoken language.

  2. Foolish talk.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of BABBLING

The word "babbling" originated from the Middle English term "babbeln", which is derived from the Old English word "bæblian". This Old English term is believed to imitate the sound of inarticulate speech. It is related to similar words in other Germanic languages such as German "babbeln" and Dutch "babbelen". The etymology suggests that the word "babbling" is onomatopoeic, meaning it imitates the sound or noise it describes.

Idioms with the word BABBLING

  • babbling idiot The idiom "babbling idiot" refers to someone who speaks nonsense, incoherently, or unintelligibly. It is used to describe a person who constantly talks without making any sense or having any valid points in their speech.

Similar spelling words for BABBLING

Plural form of BABBLING is BABBLINGS

Conjugate verb Babbling


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