prattle

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Related to prattling: rambled, gabbling, engages

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 ?
"Just so, pusillanimous; prattling out little moralities that have been prattled into them, and afraid to live life.
You yourself are sillier far, Prattling, bimetallic star!"
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.
If there ever were a pair of twins in danger of being utterly spoiled by adoration, it was these prattling Brookes.
Since they are the ones who are going to suffer, they ought to have the right to record the two candidates who are prattling on about responsibility, empowerment, family values, villages, and ending welfare as we know it.
Unlike the princely prattling about elephants and suchlike, Meghan occasionally talks sense, most recently about social media.
HD pictures, minimal adverts, top-notch presenters and less time for prattling on; just racing action.
I'm aware I've gone well past the point of "what is he prattling on about this week", but what I'm prattling on about this week is that last night my daughter was singing in the Young Voices concert at the Manchester Arena, and as soon as you read the words "Manchester Arena" you knew what I was prattling on about this week.
When you have teachers and senior staff prattling about being Catholic and then supporting the killing of unborn children and promoting politicians and parties pushing euthanasia, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage, I wonder about the depth of their belief.
He has merely been prattling on about big horses, little horses, Scottish masseurs from Swindon, dodgy refs, dodgy Financial Fair Play, 19th-century football tactics and Black & Decker workmates.
Surely not to be interrogated by the prattling panel of three who reminded us that so-called "sexperts" are the dreariest people imaginable.
But what's ruder than prattling away on your phone while someone's waiting to serve you?