burbling

burble

[bur-buhl]
verb (used without object), burbled, burbling.
1.
to make a bubbling sound; bubble.
2.
to speak in an excited manner; babble.
noun
3.
a bubbling or gentle flow.
4.
an excited flow of speech.
5.
Aeronautics. the breakdown of smooth airflow around a wing at a high angle of attack.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English; perhaps variant of bubble

burbler, noun
burbly, adverb
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burble (ˈbɜːbəl)
 
vb
1.  to make or utter with a bubbling sound; gurgle
2.  (intr; often foll by away or on) to talk quickly and excitedly
3.  (intr) (of the airflow around a body) to become turbulent
 
n
4.  a bubbling or gurgling sound
5.  a flow of excited speech
6.  turbulence in the airflow around a body
 
[C14: probably of imitative origin; compare Spanish borbollar to bubble, gush, Italian borbugliare]
 
'burbler
 
n

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burble
"to make a bubbling sound," c.1300, onomatopoeic.
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burble

v. [from Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"] Like flame, but connotes that the source is truly clueless and ineffectual (mere flamers can be competent). A term of deep contempt. "There's some guy on the phone burbling about how he got a DISK FULL error and it's all our comm software's fault." This is mainstream slang in some parts of England.
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