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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 ?
Then the big pipes are filled and lighted, and the pleasant chat goes round in musical undertone; while, in the pauses of our talk, the river, playing round the boat, prattles strange old tales and secrets, sings low the old child's song that it has sung so many thousand years - will sing so many thousand years to come, before its voice grows harsh and old - a song that we, who have learnt to love its changing face, who have so often nestled on its yielding bosom, think, somehow, we understand, though we could not tell you in mere words the story that we listen to.
An ye prattle here all the day, justice will mis- carry.
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?
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.
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.
Every young man who came to the house- seeing those impressionable, smiling young faces (smiling probably at their own happiness), feeling the eager bustle around him, and hearing the fitful bursts of song and music and the inconsequent but friendly prattle of young girls ready for anything and full of hope- experienced the same feeling; sharing with the young folk of the Rostovs' household a readiness to fall in love and an expectation of happiness.
So when her soldiers, who spent most of their time making fudge in the palace kitchens, counseled Jinjur to resist, she listened to their foolish prattle and sent a sharp defiance to Glinda the Good and the Princess Ozma.