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n. - (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven..

Usage examples (27)
  • Among the victors there is a babel of jarring voices; among the vanquished the sullen silence of despair
  • When I translated the Thomas line in babel fish, it came up with Thomas is more Lugner.
  • They speak a babel of languages: Czech, Romanian, Bulgarian,
  • Heaven help many a young attorney in this "babel" of money-getting. for more
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  • "Babble" is chatter, "babel" is a racket or din, and "Babel" is the city where the biblical tower was built.
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