Pronunciation of Dabble
/dˈabə͡l/, /dˈabə‍l/, /d_ˈa_b_əl/

Antonyms for dabble:

plow, beaver, bang away, take seriously, plod, plug, strive, slog.

Synonyms for dabble:

play at; tinker (verb)

dally, dilly-dally, fiddle with, flirt with, horse around, idle, mess around, monkey, monkey around, muck around, play, play around, toy with, trifle, kid around, amuse oneself with, trifle with, be amateur, not be serious, play games with, work superficially.

Sense 1

fiddle with, play at.

Sense 2

dally, diddle.


dip into.

Usage examples for dabble:

  • Mary Stella began absently to dabble her slender brown hand in the water. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  • Villebecque began to dabble in opera- houses. - "Coningsby", Benjamin Disraeli.
  • He dislikes to dabble with rhyme and with measure. - "The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories", W. H. H. Murray.
  • Whether philosophers, and more especially metaphysicians, have any peculiar tendency to dabble in drugs and dose themselves with physic, is a question which might suggest itself to the reader of their biographies. - "The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist).

Idioms for dabble:

  • dabble in sth;
  • dabble at sth;

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