Garble is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand garble (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use garble in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of garble, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of garble, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
EXAMPLES - Garble in a Sentence
- He exchanges garble with agents in mission control. (source)
- The chorus sings a constant refrain of melodic garble. (source)
- [Warning: Lengthy post and legal garble follow after the break] (source)
- I'm so poor baby, I have to lean up against the fence to garble (?) (source)
- One is that this was a total garble, and there's nothing at all to it. (source)
- Unintelligible garble while Sam's voice consults Anton's, then Philip's. (source)
- Is there intrade odds for which candidate's name Brokaw will garble most? (source)
- Is there intrade odds for which candidate's name Browkaw will garble most? (source)
- Sorry for the garble, I meant to point out that of the two reader comments: (source)
- I turn on my digital recorder, but can only make out a static-charged garble. (source)
- The low garble of the TV in the outer room, where Mo was no doubt keeping watch. (source)
- (Click here to view an example, though the accompanying text is a bit of a garble.) (source)
- Ther was enough the garble, bad grammar and strange sentence construction with Dubya. (source)
- The truly odd thing is that buried underneath her garble-speak is buried a salient point: (source)
- Because Offit refuses to garble the message, fellow scientists say, he is the perfect target. (source)
- Does Granholm have to intentionally garble sentences and spew forth right wing talking points? (source)
- To view all comments: just garble added. by Philip Dennany on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 3: 31: 11 PM (source)
- If she stays together she might be able to pick up enough to garble words for 90 seconds + 2 minutes. (source)
- Now all this garble I've just layed down amounts to one major thing, I don't know what to do with myself. (source)
- He also seemed to garble the lyrics at one point, but the judges were so harsh they didn't bother to mention it. (source)
- The MSPs were not the most educated types and the Official Report staff had to un-garble their words every night. (source)
- Detailed media reports begin to sound like Charlie Brown's teacher, an incomprehensible garble that's over our heads. (source)
- Wes looked at the TV, with its continuous stream of garble about ETI's and speculation about what was coming, and grinned. (source)
- He may garble words as he did this week, confusing "devaluation" with "deflation" and sending the Japanese yen into a nose-dive. (source)
- Weak AM radio transmissions can be heard through oceans of interference that would garble the checksums of digital communications. (source)
- Once again, there's no other way to describe this attack other than to call it "loud noises!" amounting to schizoid, nonsensical garble. (source)
- Adam Brandon, press secretary for Dick Armey's FreedomWorks, really did garble five words from Mao to praise the National Tea Party Convention. (source)
- Exactly, the more easily reported boneheaded maneuvers by McCain-Palin the better -- for Dem stress relief and to garble the Republican message-of-the-day. (source)
- It helps me to understand the school better, and it makes the children smile when I greet them, no matter how much I butcher the pronunciation or garble their names. (source)
- Ray Gorman's response is the kind of garble you hear executives spout when they don't know what they're talking about, or simply trying to BS someone who doesn't know what's going on (source)
- One day on the "Boomtown" police-station set, the cinematographer couldn't get his cameras to synchronize with the squad room's computer monitors, yielding an annoying, rolling garble. (source)
- When Google threw some of its gazillion dollars into its own Google Language Tools service, garble-fans feared that the zany poetry of imperfect web translation would be a thing of the past. (source)
- But things being the way they are, the announcement came in a cryptic statement from BP that was so shrouded in techno-garble and caveats that its huge significance was perilously close to being lost. (source)
- In a series of Tweets, Michael -- who turns 50 on Sunday -- told his troubled daughter that estranged ex-wife Dina had to "put the 'garble' aside and get on the same page" and join them all in therapy. (source)
- Whilst listening to all the radio punditry garble on about vice-presidential choices, I was reminded that Dick Cheney was put on the committee to find a running mate for George W. Bush, and came up with ... himself. (source)
- Like nearly everyone from my generation, and the one preceding it, we began by hating Cosell -- his sneering egoism, the pompous self-congratulatory harangue that fueled an incessant rambling myopia never failing to garble our sports viewing experience. (source)
- Last month pop singer Lady Gaga caused a stir by urging young Malaysians to push back against local radio stations that garble the line "No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian or transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby" in her song "Born This Way." (source)
- If they take a story from the sacred books, they garble it without mercy, and take sad liberties with the text; but they do not deal in descriptions of the agreeably wicked, or ask pity and admiration for tender-hearted criminals and philanthropic murderers, as their betters do. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 63.0, which suggests that "garble" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 19 synonyms for garble.
belie, color, confuse, corrupt, distort, doctor, falsify, jumble, misinterpret, mislead, misquote, misstate, mutilate, obscure, pervert, slant, tamper with, twist, warp
We have 12 antonyms for garble.
clear up, decipher, explain, leave alone, order, organize, pronounce, purify, represent, straighten, translate, unscramble
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of garble from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible: She garbled all the historical facts.
- (verb-transitive) To scramble (a signal or message), as by erroneous encoding or faulty transmission.
- (verb-transitive) Archaic To sort out; cull.
- (noun) The act or an instance of garbling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dross or dirt; as, to garble spices.
- (verb) To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
- (verb) To make false by mutilation or addition
- (noun) refuse; rubbish
- (noun) Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; garblings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt.
- (verb-transitive) To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert
- (noun) Refuse; rubbish.
- (noun) Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called garblings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To sift or bolt; free from dross or dirt.
- (None) Hence— To pick out the fine or valuable parts of; cull out and select the best or most suitable parts or specimens of; sort out; select and assort, rejecting the bad or least suitable: as, to garble spices; to garble coins. See garbling the coinage, below. [Now only in technical use.]
- (None) To sort out parts of for a purpose, especially a sinister purpose; mutilate so as to give a false impression; sophisticate; corrupt: as, a garbled account of an affair; a garbled text or writing.
- (None) Synonyms Misquote, etc. (see mutilate); pervert, misrepresent, falsify.
- (noun) Anything that has been sifted, or from which the coarse parts have been removed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story