Pronunciation: (bā'bul, bab'ul),[key] —n. 1. an ancient city in the land of Shinar in which the building of a tower (Tower of Babel) intended to reach heaven was begun and the confusion of the language of the people took place. Gen. 11:4–9.
2. (usually l.c.) a confused mixture of sounds or voices.
3. (usually l.c.) a scene of noise and confusion.