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Gibber

verb
(past & past part. gibbered; pres. part. gibbering)
1.
Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly.  Synonyms: blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle.
2.
Chatter inarticulately; of monkeys.






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"Gibber" Quotes from Famous Books



... you've learned to squeak, my man, And caught the double sob, You're pretty much where you began: Just try and gibber if you can! That's something LIKE ...
— Phantasmagoria and Other Poems • Lewis Carroll

... is signified by the letter G in the centre of the blazing star? A. Glory, Grandeur and Gomez, or Gibber Hodihu. ...
— The Mysteries of Free Masonry - Containing All the Degrees of the Order Conferred in a Master's Lodge • William Morgan

... at night when the ghosts awaken, And gibber and whisper horrible things; For to every foot of this God-forsaken Zone of jeopard some horror clings. Ugh! What was that? It felt like a jelly, That flattish mound in the noisome grass; You three big rats running free of its belly, ...
— Rhymes of a Red Cross Man • Robert W. Service

... phenomena was the mumbling toothless gibber of his shrill protesting; the glassy look of idiocy from his fatigued eyes; and the inane smile and impotent frown that alternated on his features. He was a horrible and offensive old man. He was Time's obscene victim. ...
— Clayhanger • Arnold Bennett

... sampan boy all the coins he had, and left him to gibber over them as he lifted the girl to the jetty. She clung to his arm, trembling, as the coolies formed a grinning, shouting circle about them. More raced in from ...
— Peter the Brazen - A Mystery Story of Modern China • George F. Worts

... undeserving head Science and letters had their glory shed; If in the cavern of your skull the light Of knowledge shone where now eternal night Breeds the blind, poddy, vapor-fatted naughts Of cerebration that you think are thoughts— Black bats in cold and dismal corners hung That squeak and gibber when you move your tongue— You would not write, in Avarice's defense, A senseless eulogy on lack of sense, Nor show your eagerness to sacrifice All noble virtues to ...
— Black Beetles in Amber • Ambrose Bierce

... butchery is done behind the scenes, and there is no glory connected with the business, only gain. The ghosts of the slain sometimes appear in the columns of the recalcitrant Indian newspapers and gibber a feeble little "Otototoi!" after the manner of the shade of Dareios, but there is very little heed paid to such visitations by the kindly British. But though the "raw head and bloody bones" type of adventurer is little in demand in the East, there is plenty of scope for the intelligent ...
— Mr. Isaacs • F. Marion Crawford

... for to-night," said Mrs. Spencer, who came in, laughing; "you can gibber to-morrow, if you like, but now you must go to bed. Fly, fair princess, with ...
— Marjorie's New Friend • Carolyn Wells



Words linked to "Gibber" :   verbalize, jabbering, blether, let loose, nonsense, mumbo jumbo, emit, blither, jabber, abracadabra, mouth, double talk, prattle, let out, babbling, talk, blather, smatter, double Dutch, utter, babble, meaninglessness, hokum, bunk, nonsensicality, verbalise, blatherskite, lallation, speak



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