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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gabble.


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  • Tom Byam Shaw's Ariel may swing on a trapeze from time to time but his speech – at first strangely elongated, then gabbled – is earthbound and he trips around the stage as if he were an obliging ballet student rather than a sharp-edged sprite.

    Decade; The Tempest; The Kitchen; Parade – review

  • As they caught sight of Ah Cho they gabbled among themselves in low voices.


  • A district nurse came, gabbled into her mobile phone inches away from Dan's ear, a doctor, another nurse.

    Is a dignified death at home too much to ask?

  • He gabbled, prattling about platitudes, desperate to get out of there.

    Greek crisis: The Tory plan is... there isn't one

  • Its very rapidity leads to some gabbled speaking, and the hurtling style which Boyd adopted for Shakespeare's histories is sometimes ill-suited to a play full of rhetorical excess.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • The man gabbled and gestured and spun like a madman.

    Colin Powell's UN Clown Show

  • They gabbled with Feodor as Georgi drew up two extra chairs, set two places, then withdrew after an elaborate set of good-byes.


  • I knew he was trying to distract Will, but the talkative boy took no notice and gabbled on: There are but seven of you in all, and plays I have seen often have a dozen or more parts.

    The Secret of the Sealed Room

  • I gabbled it in a whisper to Terry and Allison; the stout cleric goggled and Collins's hand twitched again at his lapel.


  • He gabbled at me, and then I was running for the stables in such panic as even I have seldom known.



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