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Meaning of PRATTLE

Pronunciation:  'pratl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
  2. [v]  speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

PRATTLE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: blab, blabber, blether, chatter, chin music, clack, gabble, gibber, idle talk, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prate, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
 See Also: babble, blather, blether, blither, cackle, chatter, mouth, smatter, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize, yack, yak, yakety-yak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Prat"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prattled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Prattling}.] [Freq. of prate.]
    To talk much and idly; to prate; hence, to talk lightly and
    artlessly, like a child; to utter child's talk.
  2. \Prat"tle\, v. t.
    To utter as prattle; to babble; as, to prattle treason.
  3. \Prat"tle\, n.
    Trifling or childish tattle; empty talk; loquacity on trivial
    subjects; prate; babble.
          Mere prattle, without practice.          --Shak.
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