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Definition 1: a confusion of voices and other sounds - [noun denoting act]

(babel is a kind of ...) an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended

"the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"

Definition 2: (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for babel in the sense of this definition

(babel is an instance of ...) a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians

(... is part of babel) the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia

(babel belongs to category ...) the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers

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