Definitions of Gabbled

  1. of Gabble

Usage examples for Gabbled

  1. Tea was a long time in progress; all the guests gabbled as their hostess had expected they would. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  2. The women riding their donkeys over The level waste, the rounding gray in the distance were the only women we saw except those who seemed to be keeping the stations, and one very fat one who came to the train at a small town and gabbled volubly to some passenger who made no audible response. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  3. Whenever they neared the banks troops of monkeys appeared in the branches of the lofty trees, chattering and shaking their heads, or screaming in anger at this invasion of their territory; flights of macaws and other birds of gorgeous plumage flew overhead, generally in pairs; and here and there, perched on the lower branches, were seen huge white ducks, which nodded their heads and gabbled as the boats passed slowly by them. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. The word " going," rapidly gabbled, gives the impression of a mechanical drill, biting its way irresistibly into some hard substance. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks
  5. And these men gabbled and chattered faster and louder than the rest. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  6. On Holy St. Nicholas's- day, a worthy citizen of the place, whose little son also was called Nicholas, prepared a feast for some guests, the chief ornament of which was a goose, as fine as ever gabbled and screamed in the Pfalz. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  7. Then she poured out coffee, gabbled something about the " bueno maestro," and withdrew. – Bandit Love by Juanita Savage
  8. I thought they were pressing me too far, but as they quite gabbled now with their tea and things, I hoped to pass it off. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  9. Christianity was both wild and dull, he told himself, wild because of its obvious grotesqueness and impossibility, and dull because it was so utterly apart from the exhilarating stream of human life; it crept dustily about still, he knew, in little dark churches here and there; it screamed with hysterical sentimentality in Westminster Cathedral which he had once entered and looked upon with a kind of disgusted fury; it gabbled strange, false words to the incompetent and the old and the half- witted. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson