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tit·tle-tat·tle

 (tĭt′l-tăt′l)
n.
Petty gossip; trivial talk.
intr.v. tit·tle-tat·tled, tit·tle-tat·tling, tit·tle-tat·tles
To talk idly or foolishly; gossip.

[Reduplication of tattle.]
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tittle-tattle

n
idle chat or gossip
vb
(intr) to chatter or gossip
ˈtittle-ˌtattler n
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tit′tle-tat`tle



n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. gossip; chatter.
v.i.
2. to gossip; chatter.
[1520–30; gradational compound based on tittle to whisper, gossip]
tit′tle-tat`tler, n.
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tittle-tattle


Past participle: tittle-tattled
Gerund: tittle-tattling

Imperative
tittle-tattle
tittle-tattle
Present
I tittle-tattle
you tittle-tattle
he/she/it tittle-tattles
we tittle-tattle
you tittle-tattle
they tittle-tattle
Preterite
I tittle-tattled
you tittle-tattled
he/she/it tittle-tattled
we tittle-tattled
you tittle-tattled
they tittle-tattled
Present Continuous
I am tittle-tattling
you are tittle-tattling
he/she/it is tittle-tattling
we are tittle-tattling
you are tittle-tattling
they are tittle-tattling
Present Perfect
I have tittle-tattled
you have tittle-tattled
he/she/it has tittle-tattled
we have tittle-tattled
you have tittle-tattled
they have tittle-tattled
Past Continuous
I was tittle-tattling
you were tittle-tattling
he/she/it was tittle-tattling
we were tittle-tattling
you were tittle-tattling
they were tittle-tattling
Past Perfect
I had tittle-tattled
you had tittle-tattled
he/she/it had tittle-tattled
we had tittle-tattled
you had tittle-tattled
they had tittle-tattled
Future
I will tittle-tattle
you will tittle-tattle
he/she/it will tittle-tattle
we will tittle-tattle
you will tittle-tattle
they will tittle-tattle
Future Perfect
I will have tittle-tattled
you will have tittle-tattled
he/she/it will have tittle-tattled
we will have tittle-tattled
you will have tittle-tattled
they will have tittle-tattled
Future Continuous
I will be tittle-tattling
you will be tittle-tattling
he/she/it will be tittle-tattling
we will be tittle-tattling
you will be tittle-tattling
they will be tittle-tattling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tittle-tattling
you have been tittle-tattling
he/she/it has been tittle-tattling
we have been tittle-tattling
you have been tittle-tattling
they have been tittle-tattling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tittle-tattling
you will have been tittle-tattling
he/she/it will have been tittle-tattling
we will have been tittle-tattling
you will have been tittle-tattling
they will have been tittle-tattling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tittle-tattling
you had been tittle-tattling
he/she/it had been tittle-tattling
we had been tittle-tattling
you had been tittle-tattling
they had been tittle-tattling
Conditional
I would tittle-tattle
you would tittle-tattle
he/she/it would tittle-tattle
we would tittle-tattle
you would tittle-tattle
they would tittle-tattle
Past Conditional
I would have tittle-tattled
you would have tittle-tattled
he/she/it would have tittle-tattled
we would have tittle-tattled
you would have tittle-tattled
they would have tittle-tattled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tittle-tattle - light informal conversation for social occasionstittle-tattle - light informal conversation for social occasions
chat, confab, confabulation, schmoose, schmooze - an informal conversation
Verb1.tittle-tattle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantlytittle-tattle - 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"
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tittle-tattle

noun gossip, rumour, dirt (U.S. slang), hearsay, jaw (slang), chatter, babble, cackle, twaddle, prattle, natter, blather, chitchat, blether, idle chat, yackety-yak (slang), yatter (informal), clishmaclaver (Scot.) tittle-tattle about the private lives of celebrities
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tittle-tattle

noun
Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others:
Slang: scuttlebutt.
verb
To engage in or spread gossip:
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Translations

tittle-tattle

[ˈtɪtlˌtætl]
A. Nchismes mpl
B. VIchismear
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tittle-tattle

[ˈtɪtəltætəl] ncancans mpl
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tittle-tattle

nGeschwätz nt; (= gossip also)Klatsch m, → Tratsch m (inf)
viquatschen, schwatzen; (= gossip also)klatschen, tratschen (inf)
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tittle-tattle

[ˈtɪtlˌtætl] (fam)
1. npettegolezzi mpl, chiacchiere fpl
2. vipettegolare
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References in classic literature ?
"Land!" he says, "it's like old times to hear all this tittle-tattle, and does me good.
"I have known of you for a long time: first from your action with regard to your serfs, a first example, of which it is very desirable that there should be more imitators; and secondly because you are one of those gentlemen of the chamber who have not considered themselves offended by the new decree concerning the ranks allotted to courtiers, which is causing so much gossip and tittle-tattle."
Nightingale, who, in many other instances, was rather too effeminate in his disposition, had a pretty strong inclination to tittle-tattle. He had no sooner, therefore, received a full liberty of speaking from Jones, than he entered upon a long narrative concerning the lady; which, as it contained many particulars highly to her dishonour, we have too great a tenderness for all women of condition to repeat.