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Meaning of TATTLE

Pronunciation:  'tatl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  disclosing information or giving evidence about another
  2. [v]  divulge information or secrets; spill the beans; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
  3. [v]  speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
 

TATTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: babble, babble out, blab, blab out, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, peach, piffle, prate, prattle, sing, singing, talk, telling, tittle-tattle, twaddle
 
 Antonyms: keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth
 
 See Also: blather, blether, blither, break, bring out, disclose, disclosure, discover, divulge, expose, give away, impart, let on, let out, mouth, reveal, revealing, revelation, smatter, speak, utter, verbalise, verbalize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tat"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tattled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tattling}.] [Akin to OE. tateren, LG. tateln, D. tateren to
    stammer, and perhaps to E. titter.]
    1. To prate; to talk idly; to use many words with little
       meaning; to chat.
    
             The tattling quality of age, which is always
             narrative.                            --Dryden.
    
    2. To tell tales; to communicate secrets; to be a talebearer;
       as, a tattling girl.
    
    
  2. \Tat"tle\, n.
    Idle talk or chat; trifling talk; prate.
    
          [They] told the tattle of the day.       --Swift.
    
    
 

 

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