Definition of Tower of Babel in English:

Tower of Babel

proper noun

  • (in the Bible) a tower built in an attempt to reach heaven, which God frustrated by making its builders speak different languages so that they could not understand one another (Genesis 11:1–9).

Origin

Babel from Hebrew Bāḇel ‘Babylon’, from Akkadian bāb ili ‘gate of god’.

Pronunciation

Tower of Babel

/ˈbeɪb(ə)l/