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Babel meaning

babel - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place.
  2. 2. Hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages.
  3. 3. The city and tower described in Genesis, where the confusion of languages took place; tumult; confusion; a place of confusion; often babel.

babel - examples of usage

  1. The variety of strange fruits there to be found, the grotesque dresses of the Malays, and the babel of uncouth speech exercised a fascination the memory of which has never faded. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. His spirited definition of the word " projects" included Noah's Ark and the Tower of Babel, as well as Captain Phipps's scheme for raising the wreck of a Spanish ship laden with silver. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. The cawing meanwhile was intermittent; at times it broke out in a perfect babel, as if every crow were doing his best to outcaw all the others; again there was silence save for an occasional short note, the all's well of the sentinel on guard. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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