>A confusion of sounds or voices.
>A scene of noise or confusion.
Genesis 11:9 attributes the Hebrew version of the name, Babel, to the verb balal, which means to confuse or confound in Hebrew.According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and a tower with its top in the heavens. God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another.
>The babel of voices on the road is a distraction when I was trying the cross the road
>She hushed the babel of her thoughts and tried to sleep