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prat·tle

 (prăt′l)
v. prat·tled, prat·tling, prat·tles
v.intr.
To talk or chatter idly or meaninglessly; babble or prate.
v.tr.
To utter or express by chattering foolishly or babbling.
n.
Idle or meaningless chatter; babble.

[ Frequentative of prate.]

prat′tler n.
prat′tling·ly adv.

prattle

(ˈprætəl)
vb
1. (intr) to talk in a foolish or childish way; babble
2. (tr) to utter in a foolish or childish way
n
foolish or childish talk
[C16: from Middle Low German pratelen to chatter; see prate]
ˈprattler n
ˈprattlingly adv

prat•tle

(ˈpræt l)

v. -tled, -tling,
n. v.i.
1. to talk in a childish or simple-minded way; chatter or babble; prate.
v.t.
2. to utter by chattering or babbling.
n.
3. the act of prattling.
4. chatter; babble.
[1525–35; < Middle Low German pratelen to chatter, frequentative of praten to prate; see -le]
prat′tler, n.

prattle


Past participle: prattled
Gerund: prattling

Imperative
prattle
prattle
Present
I prattle
you prattle
he/she/it prattles
we prattle
you prattle
they prattle
Preterite
I prattled
you prattled
he/she/it prattled
we prattled
you prattled
they prattled
Present Continuous
I am prattling
you are prattling
he/she/it is prattling
we are prattling
you are prattling
they are prattling
Present Perfect
I have prattled
you have prattled
he/she/it has prattled
we have prattled
you have prattled
they have prattled
Past Continuous
I was prattling
you were prattling
he/she/it was prattling
we were prattling
you were prattling
they were prattling
Past Perfect
I had prattled
you had prattled
he/she/it had prattled
we had prattled
you had prattled
they had prattled
Future
I will prattle
you will prattle
he/she/it will prattle
we will prattle
you will prattle
they will prattle
Future Perfect
I will have prattled
you will have prattled
he/she/it will have prattled
we will have prattled
you will have prattled
they will have prattled
Future Continuous
I will be prattling
you will be prattling
he/she/it will be prattling
we will be prattling
you will be prattling
they will be prattling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prattling
you have been prattling
he/she/it has been prattling
we have been prattling
you have been prattling
they have been prattling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prattling
you will have been prattling
he/she/it will have been prattling
we will have been prattling
you will have been prattling
they will have been prattling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prattling
you had been prattling
he/she/it had been prattling
we had been prattling
you had been prattling
they had been prattling
Conditional
I would prattle
you would prattle
he/she/it would prattle
we would prattle
you would prattle
they would prattle
Past Conditional
I would have prattled
you would have prattled
he/she/it would have prattled
we would have prattled
you would have prattled
they would have prattled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prattle - idle or foolish and irrelevant talkprattle - idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
chatter, yack, yak, yakety-yak, cackle - noisy talk
Verb1.prattle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantlyprattle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
blather, blether, blither, smatter, babble - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

prattle

verb
1. chatter, babble, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), run on, rabbit on (Brit. informal), witter on (informal), patter, drivel, clack, twitter, jabber, gabble, rattle on, blather, blether, run off at the mouth (slang) She prattled on until I wanted to scream.
noun
1. chatter, talk, babble, waffle (informal), rambling, wittering (informal), prating, drivel, jabber, gabble, blather, blether I had had enough of his mindless prattle.

prattle

verb
1. To talk rapidly, incoherently, or indistinctly:
2. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw, yak.
noun
2. Incessant and usually inconsequential talk:
Slang: gab, gas, yak.
Translations
ثَرْثَرَهيُثَرْثِر
žvanitžvatlání
plapren
pälättääpälätys
csacsogcsacsogás
blaîrablaîur
čiauškesysčiauškėti
pļāpāšanapļāpāt
boş boş konuşmakboş konuşmagevezelikgevezelik etmek

prattle

[ˈprætl]
A. Nparloteo m, cotorreo m; (child's) → balbuceo m
B. VIparlotear, cotorrear; [child] → balbucear

prattle

[ˈprætəl]
vijacasser
n (= silly talk) → bavardage m
prattle on
viparler à tort et à travers
prattle on about
vt fusparler à tort et à travers de

prattle

nGeplapper nt
viplappern

prattle

[ˈprætl] vichiacchierare, cianciare

prattle

(ˈprӕtl) verb
to talk or chatter about unimportant things or like a child.
noun
childish talk; chatter.
References in classic literature ?
An ye prattle here all the day, justice will mis- carry.
She made reasonable progress, entertained for me a vivacious, though perhaps not very profound, affection; and by her simplicity, gay prattle, and efforts to please, inspired me, in return, with a degree of attachment sufficient to make us both content in each other's society.
A truce to thine insolence, fellow,'' said the armed rider, breaking in on his prattle with a high and stern voice, ``and tell us, if thou canst, the road to How call'd you your Franklin, Prior Aymer?
It would echo the tramp of a fly that walked across a table, or repeat in New Orleans the prattle of a child in New York.
Then welcome, good minstrel," said the Bishop, "music pleases me right well, and if you can play up to your prattle, 'twill indeed grace your ceremony.
So my Grandson had disappeared in disgrace; and there I sat by my Wife's side, endeavouring to form a retrospect of the year 1999 and of the possibilities of the year 2000, but not quite able to shake off the thoughts suggested by the prattle of my bright little Hexagon.
As Grandfather was frequently impeded by the questions and observations of his young auditors, we deem it advisable to omit all such prattle as is no( essential to the story.
There is no parleying with him from some rock or oak tree as young men and maidens prattle with one another.
It means, madam, that you yourself, so good, so charming, so sensible, you have laughed sometimes -- smiled, I should say -- at the idle prattle of that good Parry, for whom your royal highness to-day entertains such a marvelous susceptibility.
Her prattle amused him, and he was both flattered and worried by the fearlessness with which she followed him everywhere.
But ever and anon his childish prattle recurred to what impressed his imagination even more deeply than the wonders of creation.
They talk sweet girlish prattle to this animal (when there is any one near enough to overhear them), and they kiss its nose, and put its unwashed head up against their cheek in a most touching manner; though I have noticed that these caresses are principally performed when there are young men hanging about.