"babble word" meaning in All languages combined

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Noun [English]

Head templates: {{en-noun}} babble word (plural babble words) Forms: babble words [plural]
  1. A phonemically basic word, one which is easy for small children to pronounce and which therefore tends to be produced by them early on (for example, mama).
    Sense id: babble_word-en-noun-qhWu8INj Synonyms: Lallwort, babble-word Related terms: baby talk Translations (Translations): lalické slovo [neuter] (Czech), Lallwort [neuter] (German), tiếng bi bô (Vietnamese)

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          "ref": "1974, Philip Barker, The residential psychiatric treatment of children, page 209",
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