blether


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bleth·er

 (blĕth′ər)
v. & n.
Variant of blather.

blether

(ˈblɛðə)
vb, n
Scot a variant spelling of blather
[C16: from Old Norse blathra, from blathr nonsense]

blath•er

(ˈblæð ər)
n.
1. foolish, voluble talk.
v.i.
2. to talk foolishly; blither; babble.
[1815–25; alter. of blether, appar. < Old Norse blathra to chatter, blabber]
blath′er•er, n.

blether


Past participle: blethered
Gerund: blethering

Imperative
blether
blether
Present
I blether
you blether
he/she/it blethers
we blether
you blether
they blether
Preterite
I blethered
you blethered
he/she/it blethered
we blethered
you blethered
they blethered
Present Continuous
I am blethering
you are blethering
he/she/it is blethering
we are blethering
you are blethering
they are blethering
Present Perfect
I have blethered
you have blethered
he/she/it has blethered
we have blethered
you have blethered
they have blethered
Past Continuous
I was blethering
you were blethering
he/she/it was blethering
we were blethering
you were blethering
they were blethering
Past Perfect
I had blethered
you had blethered
he/she/it had blethered
we had blethered
you had blethered
they had blethered
Future
I will blether
you will blether
he/she/it will blether
we will blether
you will blether
they will blether
Future Perfect
I will have blethered
you will have blethered
he/she/it will have blethered
we will have blethered
you will have blethered
they will have blethered
Future Continuous
I will be blethering
you will be blethering
he/she/it will be blethering
we will be blethering
you will be blethering
they will be blethering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blethering
you have been blethering
he/she/it has been blethering
we have been blethering
you have been blethering
they have been blethering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blethering
you will have been blethering
he/she/it will have been blethering
we will have been blethering
you will have been blethering
they will have been blethering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blethering
you had been blethering
he/she/it had been blethering
we had been blethering
you had been blethering
they had been blethering
Conditional
I would blether
you would blether
he/she/it would blether
we would blether
you would blether
they would blether
Past Conditional
I would have blethered
you would have blethered
he/she/it would have blethered
we would have blethered
you would have blethered
they would have blethered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blether - idle or foolish and irrelevant talkblether - idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
chatter, yack, yak, yakety-yak, cackle - noisy talk
Verb1.blether - to talk foolishlyblether - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
blabber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, gabble, gibber, blab, clack, maunder, chatter - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
Translations

blether

(Scot inf)
viquatschen (inf), → schwätzen (S Ger inf)
n
to have a good blethereinen ordentlichen Schwatz halten (inf)
(= person)Quasselstrippe f (inf)
References in classic literature ?
How well I could hear her sayings between the lines: 'But the editor-man will never stand that, it's perfect blethers' - 'By this post it must go, I tell you; we must take the editor when he's hungry - we canna be blamed for it, can we?
So him and the new dummy started off; and the king he laughs, and blethers out:
With free face painting and crafts for the kids, free prize draw, and refreshments, why not come along for a cup of tea and a blether.
Clearly, they had just encountered each other and had stopped for a blether before going on their way.
Don't miss our exclusive interview with ace cameraman and broadcaster Gordon Buchanan either, or the wee blether with Big Country's Bruce Watson.
She enjoyed sitting under the big tree for a blether, so with this I'd have found her in there every lunchtime chatting away."
Ms Davie told the Press Association: "Alesha was a very friendly wee girl and she would often be found in little corners of the playground sitting with her friends, having a right good blether.
The popular event was held in St George's Church Hall with many people turning up for a wee blether and to enjoy a cuppa and home baking in good company.
"He loved Leith, he loved a pint and a blether, and he loved football.
Thankfully for me, he was also pretty done in, so it made for a very subdued, but no less enthusiastic, deep-dive blether into some issues I am very passionate about.
Tony would always get out a bit to the shops most mornings and we would have a blether.
Trees HAVE you ever noticed when trees grow close together, Their branches entwine and they blether, yes blether.