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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 ?
M'Choakumchild reported that she had a very dense head for figures; that, once possessed with a general idea of the globe, she took the smallest conceivable interest in its exact measurements; that she was extremely slow in the acquisition of dates, unless some pitiful incident happened to be connected therewith; that she would burst into tears on being required (by the mental process) immediately to name the cost of two hundred and forty-seven muslin caps at fourteen-pence halfpenny; that she was as low down, in the school, as low could be; that after eight weeks of induction into the elements of Political Economy, she had only yesterday been set right by a prattler three feet high, for returning to the question,
She had been remarkable, when a tender prattler for an uncommon talent in counterfeiting the walk and manner of a bailiff: in which character she had learned to tap her little playfellows on the shoulder, and to carry them off to imaginary sponging-houses, with a correctness of imitation which was the surprise and delight of all who witnessed her performances, and which was only to be exceeded by her exquisite manner of putting an execution into her doll's house, and taking an exact inventory of the chairs and tables.
26) Nonetheless, philosophers are especially susceptible to acquiring this bad habit, as Montaigne makes clear by drawing our attention to the "comic prattlers.
If parents can't ensure the little prattlers don't have enough cash to spend at the development, what in God's name will happen to their progeny when, reaching puberty, they feel for more adult pleasures?
But if you remember why your husband loved you - because you're obviously worth loving - rather than dwell on the down side, I am sure you will be able to survive the village prattlers.
There are plenty of other prattish prattlers and confused commentators flailing around without a life jacket, sucking up saltwater in the unforgiving ocean of the 21st Century.