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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 ?
If there ever were a pair of twins in danger of being utterly spoiled by adoration, it was these prattling Brookes.
Yes," muttered the Indian, in his native tongue; "the pale faces are prattling women
At first in gathered mists on the higher peaks that were lifted in the morning sun only to show a fresher field of dazzling white below; in white clouds that at first seemed to be mere drifts blown across from those fresh snowfields, and obscuring the clear blue above; in far-off murmurs in the hollow hills and gulches; in nearer tinkling melody and baby prattling in the leaves.
Whenever the story was plain enough for Jurgis to make out, Antanas would have it repeated to him, and then he would remember it, prattling funny little sentences and mixing it up with other stories in an irresistible fashion.
Then, among the advancing echoes, there was the tread of her tiny feet and the sound of her prattling words.
And how inexpressibly sad it was to hear him prattling on of the ideal life, of socialism, of Walt Whitman and what not,--all the dear old quackeries,--while I was already settling down comfortably to a conservative middle age.
Even at the present time, each check of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company carries on it a picture of a pretty Cupid, sitting on a chair upon which he has placed a thick book, and gayly prattling into a telephone.
And now Minerva has egged this son of Tydeus on against yourself, fool that he is for not reflecting that no man who fights with gods will live long or hear his children prattling about his knees when he returns from battle.
It seemed, in fact, not so much to be made by the children, as to grow up under their hands, while they were playing and prattling about it.
Would not the rooms seem silent without their pattering feet, and might not you stray apart if no prattling voices called you together?
They were (if you let the books of travel tell it) always so beautiful--so neat and trim, so graceful--so naive and trusting--so gentle, so winning--so faithful to their shop duties, so irresistible to buyers in their prattling importunity--so devoted to their poverty- stricken students of the Latin Quarter--so lighthearted and happy on their Sunday picnics in the suburbs--and oh, so charmingly, so delightfully immoral!
She walked up and down by his side, prattling merrily, and sending little gleams of cheeriness through the gloom which girt him in.