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I'm not against entertainment: if someone wants to read nonsense-mongers, let them, but I resent the appearance of parity between two articles on an issue as serious as climate change when one article is actually gibberish masked in pseudoscience and the other is well informed and accurate.
Jay Griffiths

Meaning of "gibberish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIBBERISH

gibberish  [ˈdʒɪbərɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIBBERISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gibberish is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIBBERISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gibberish

Gibberish or gobbledygook refer to speech or other use of language that is nonsense, or that appears to be nonsense. It may include speech sounds that are not actual words, or forms such as language games or highly specialized jargon that seems non-sensical to outsiders. Gibberish should not be confused with literary nonsense such as that used in the poem "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll. The word gibberish is more commonly applied to speech, while gobbledygook is more often applied to writing. "Officialese", "legalese", or "bureaucratese" are forms of gobbledygook. The related word jibber-jabber refers to rapid talk that is difficult to understand.

Definition of gibberish in the English dictionary

The definition of gibberish in the dictionary is rapid chatter like that of monkeys. Other definition of gibberish is incomprehensible talk; nonsense.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIBBERISH


amateurish
ˈæmətərɪʃ
barish
ˈbɛərɪʃ
bearish
ˈbɛərɪʃ
boorish
ˈbʊərɪʃ
fairish
ˈfɛərɪʃ
feverish
ˈfiːvərɪʃ
garish
ˈɡɛərɪʃ
harish
ˈhɛərɪʃ
impoverish
ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃ
lickerish
ˈlɪkərɪʃ
liquorish
ˈlɪkərɪʃ
Micawberish
mɪˈkɔːbərɪʃ
Moorish
ˈmʊərɪʃ
nightmarish
ˈnaɪtˌmɛərɪʃ
ogrish
ˈəʊɡərɪʃ
Quakerish
ˈkweɪkərɪʃ
sourish
ˈsaʊərɪʃ
squarish
ˈskweərɪʃ
tigerish
ˈtaɪɡərɪʃ
vigorish
ˈvɪɡərɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIBBERISH

gibbed
gibber
Gibberd
gibberellic acid
gibberellin
gibbet
gibbing
gibbon
Gibbons
gibbose
gibbosities
gibbosity
gibbous
gibbously
gibbousness
Gibbs
Gibbs free energy
Gibbs function
gibbsite

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIBBERISH

bitterish
bounderish
buccaneerish
cavalierish
cherish
cleverish
copperish
empoverish
flapperish
Irish
liverish
loaferish
muckerish
pantherish
perish
quicksilverish
quiverish
ratherish
schoolmasterish
waterish
winterish

Synonyms and antonyms of gibberish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIBBERISH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gibberish» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gibberish

Translation of «gibberish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIBBERISH

Find out the translation of gibberish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gibberish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gibberish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

胡言乱语
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

galimatías
570 millions of speakers

English

gibberish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अस्पष्ट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رطانة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бред
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jargão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অর্থহীন কথা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

charabia
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berani
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kauderwelsch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

たわ言
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

횡설수설
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gibberish
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiếng vô nghia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பயனில்லாத தகவல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निष्फळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

saçmalık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

borbottio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bełkot
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

маячня
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

păsărească
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ασυναρτησίες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

brabbeltaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rotvälska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vrøvl
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gibberish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBBERISH»

The term «gibberish» is regularly used and occupies the 57.435 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIBBERISH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gibberish» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gibberish» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gibberish

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5 QUOTES WITH «GIBBERISH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gibberish.
1
Hannibal Buress
Gibberish rap is - I freestyle all the time, just hangin' out with friends. And sometimes when I'm freestyling, I'll lose my flow, you know, but I'll still wanna - I don't wanna just stop rapping because I lose my flow. So I'll just put in nonsense words till I can bring in regular words again.
2
Madison Davenport
I actually used to make these little plays. I would stand there, and I would act out where I was dying or something. I would make them sit there and watch all my plays. I would be talking in gibberish language, like I was talking in a different language, and my parents would be like, 'Oh that was great!' and I'd be like, 'Wait, it's not done!'
3
Jean Dujardin
For you, it's a silent movie. For us, it's a talking movie because we had lines on set. There's a lot of noise on set and music. We spoke in English, in French, in gibberish, but it was very alive. The challenge was tap dancing.
4
Jay Griffiths
I'm not against entertainment: if someone wants to read nonsense-mongers, let them, but I resent the appearance of parity between two articles on an issue as serious as climate change when one article is actually gibberish masked in pseudoscience and the other is well informed and accurate.
5
Rachel Miner
I've got many different voices - I have a Southern girl, an Irish girl. I have a gibberish language that you'd have to decipher. I guess I try to never take myself too seriously.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIBBERISH»

Discover the use of gibberish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gibberish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Gibberish: What's All This Talk About?
Let God fulfill his promises in your life today. You will find that what seems like Gibberish is actually a powerful, God-given tool.
Timothy Maloney, 2011
2
Text, Speech and Dialogue: 13th International Conference, ...
Such language can be either a coded form of their mother tongue (e.g., “mother tongue” becomes “mopotheper topongue” in the p-language) or can be meaningless (i.e., gibberish). Meaningless speech can also be used as a segmental ...
Petr Sojka, Aleš Horak, Ivan Kopecek, 2010
3
Exposed!: ouija, firewalking, and other gibberish
Broch provides a scientific explanation for what many accept as supernatural or psychic. He explains how some tricks, such as bending silverware with the mind, actually work.
Henri Broch, Georges Charpak, Bart K. Holland, 2009
4
Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and ...
Introducing Gibberish Developing fluency in "no symbol" speech brings with it a release from word patterns that may not come easily to some players. The coach must illustrate what gibberish is before using it as an exercise and one may have  ...
Viola Spolin, 1999
5
The Laughing Classroom: Everyone's Guide to Teaching with ...
If, as a child, you pretended to speak a foreign language that you didn't know, you were speaking "Gibberish." Adults often speak Gibberish to infants. It's a playful way to communicate without words, because this nonsense language is ...
Diana Loomans, Karen Kolberg, 2002
6
Written Reliquaries: The Resonance of Orality in Medieval ...
In this chapter I want to consider gibberish as one of the discursive traditions that informs charm texts with meaning, asking how it shapes performance. How does this linguistic structure resonate for the Anglo-Saxons? What oral-traditional ...
Leslie K. Arnovick, 2006
7
Crazy Gibberish: And Other Story Hour Stretches
These "two-minute miracles" are just some of the tricks award-winning storyteller Naomi Baltuck uses to successfully engage her young audiences.
Naomi Baltuck, 2007
8
Meditation: The Way of Self-Realization
GIBBERISH IS A HIGHLY CATHARTIC MEDITATION. IT BRINGS INNER PURITY AND SERENITY. his is again a Sufi technique. Although this technique is ancient, it is almost extinct. It was Osho who revived this technique in its present form, ...
Taoshobuddha, 2008
9
Book Full of Gibberish: A Collection of Witty, Soulful, and ...
John Robert Griffin. Book Full of Gibberish A collection of Witty, soulful, and slightly stupid poems. Written by John Griffin Table of Contents The Mask of a Saint...4 A Soldier's 1.
John Robert Griffin
10
Theater Games for the Classroom: A Teacher's Handbook
GIBBERISH/ENGLISH Purpose: To create an off-balance moment. Focus: On communication. Description: Teams of three — two players and a sidecoach. Players choose or accept a subject of conversation. When conversation begins to flow ...
Viola Spolin, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIBBERISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gibberish is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Minions March to Top Spot at Box Office
The Despicable Me prequel serves as an origin story for the gibberish-talking Minions, showing their origins from single-celled organisms to the ... «IGN, Jul 15»
2
Local woman hears from a minion
At first it sounds like a bunch of gibberish. Kids all over the country are unwrapping this yellow minion from their happy meals. But when mom ... «NEWS10 ABC, Jul 15»
3
Yellow 'Minions' are gold at the box office
... according to Rentrak, and the animated spinoff continued to cement the cute little gibberish-spouting characters as a pop-culture force. «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
4
There is such a thing as too many 'Minions'
The voice cast whom actually had to speak something other than gibberish was solid too; Sandra Bullock turns her sweetheart image on its head by playing an ... «The State Press, Jul 15»
5
After catching Scott Disick getting cozy with his ex, Kourtney …
They were gibberish." At club Les Caves du Roy in St-Tropez, France, June 30, one woman remembers Disick obnoxiously saying to her and ... «Boston Herald, Jul 15»
6
"The Lord's My Sex Guru" Pious Perverts and the Twisted World of …
We should have moved beyond all this “holy” gibberish long ago. We certainly don't need to drag it into our bedrooms now. Now we come to ... «AlterNet, Jul 15»
7
Where Did The Week Go… Where Did The Week Go
... Despicable Me films but from watching trailers, the Minions come off as being funny, harmless little creatures who speak adorable gibberish. «Eugene Daily News, Jul 15»
8
Are The Minions Really Cursing?
The oblong yellow characters speak a gibberish language – called Minionese – speckled with the occasional English word or syllable. «HungryForever, Jul 15»
9
Kevin! Language!
... in at least two of its recorded phrases, though McDonald's insists that the little odd-looking yellow creatures are only speaking gibberish. «HeraldNet, Jul 15»
10
Our five faves: 'Amy,' Miguel, 'Minions,' more
Probably the infantilized sense of humor, babbling Euro-gibberish and portraits of most adults as pushy supervisors like the first two films' evil ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»

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