Drivel vs. Dribble - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Drivel (noun)

    senseless talk; nonsense

  • Drivel (noun)

    saliva, drool

  • Drivel (noun)

    A fool; an idiot.

  • Drivel (noun)

    A servant; a drudge.

  • Drivel (verb)

    To have saliva drip from the mouth; to drool.

  • Drivel (verb)

    To talk nonsense; to talk senselessly.

  • Drivel (verb)

    To be weak or foolish; to dote.

  • Dribble (verb)

    To let saliva drip from the mouth, to drool

  • Dribble (verb)

    To fall in drops or an unsteady stream, to trickle

  • Dribble (verb)

    In various ball games, to run with the ball, controlling its path with the feet

  • Dribble (verb)

    To bounce the ball on the floor with one hand at a time, enabling the player to move with it

  • Dribble (verb)

    To advance by dribbling en

  • Dribble (verb)

    to let something fall in drips

  • Dribble (verb)

    in various ball games, to move the ball by repeated light kicks so as not to lose control of it.

  • Dribble (verb)

    To live or pass one's time in a trivial fashion.

  • Dribble (noun)

    Drool; saliva.

  • Dribble (noun)

    A weak, unsteady stream; a trickle.

  • Dribble (noun)

    A small amount of a liquid.

  • Dribble (noun)

    In sport, the act of dribbling.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Drivel (noun)

    nonsense

    "don't talk such drivel!"

  • Drivel (verb)

    talk nonsense

    "he was drivelling on about the glory days"

  • Drivel (verb)

    let saliva or mucus flow from the mouth or nose

    "the nurse leaves you to drivel, and never wipes your nose"

  • Dribble (verb)

    (of a liquid) fall slowly in drops or a thin stream

    "rain dribbled down the window"

  • Dribble (verb)

    pour (a liquid) slowly in a thin stream

    "he dribbled cream into his coffee"

  • Dribble (verb)

    allow saliva to run from the mouth

    "his mouth was open and he was dribbling"

  • Dribble (verb)

    (in soccer, hockey, and basketball) take (the ball) forwards past opponents with slight touches of the feet or the stick, or (in basketball) by continuous bouncing

    "he attempted to dribble the ball from the goal area"

  • Dribble (noun)

    a thin stream of liquid; a trickle

    "a dribble of blood"

  • Dribble (noun)

    saliva running from the mouth

    "there was dribble down his chin"

  • Dribble (noun)

    (in soccer, hockey, and basketball) an act of taking the ball forward with repeated slight touches or bounces

    "a mesmerizing dribble by Daley took him through to confirm Villa's victory"

Webster Dictionary

  • Drivel (verb)

    To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from the mouth, like a child, idiot, or dotard.

  • Drivel (verb)

    To be weak or foolish; to dote; as, a driveling hero; driveling love.

  • Drivel (noun)

    Slaver; saliva flowing from the mouth.

  • Drivel (noun)

    Inarticulate or unmeaning utterance; foolish talk; babble.

  • Drivel (noun)

    A driveler; a fool; an idiot.

  • Drivel (noun)

    A servant; a drudge.

  • Dribble (verb)

    To fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves.

  • Dribble (verb)

    To slaver, as a child or an idiot; to drivel.

  • Dribble (verb)

    To fall weakly and slowly.

  • Dribble (verb)

    In basketball, football and similar games, to dribble{2} the ball.

  • Dribble (verb)

    To live or pass one's time in a trivial fashion.

  • Dribble

    To let fall in drops.

  • Dribble

    In basketball and various other games, to propel (the ball) by successive slight hits or kicks so as to keep it always in control.

  • Dribble (noun)

    A drizzling shower; a falling or leaking in drops.

  • Dribble (noun)

    An act of dribbling{2} a ball.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Drivel (noun)

    a worthless message

  • Drivel (noun)

    saliva spilling from the mouth

  • Drivel (verb)

    let saliva drivel from the mouth;

    "The baby drooled"

  • Dribble (noun)

    flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid;

    "there's a drip through the roof"

  • Dribble (noun)

    saliva spilling from the mouth

  • Dribble (noun)

    the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks

  • Dribble (verb)

    run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream;

    "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"

    "reports began to dribble in"

  • Dribble (verb)

    let or cause to fall in drops;

    "dribble oil into the mixture"

  • Dribble (verb)

    propel,

    "Carry the ball"

    "dribble the ball"

  • Dribble (verb)

    let saliva drivel from the mouth;

    "The baby drooled"

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