AskDefine | Define prattle

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prattle n : idle or foolish and irrelevant talk [syn: prate, idle talk, blether, chin music] v : speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]

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  1. to talk incessantly and in a childish manner; to babble.

Derived terms



prattle (uncountable)
  1. silly, childish, talk; babble.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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