prattle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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prattleverb [I]

uk   /ˈpræt.l̩/  us   /ˈpræt̬-/
to ​talk in a ​silly way or like a ​child for a ​longtime about things that are not ​important or without saying anything ​important: She'd have prattled on about her new ​job for the ​wholeafternoon if I'd ​let her. Stop ​your prattling and go to ​sleep!
prattle
noun [U] uk   us  
His ​speechcontained nothing new and was ​full of ​political prattle and ​clichés.
prattler
noun [C] uk   /-l̩.ər/ /-lər/  us   /-l̩.ɚ/
Fiona's such a prattler - I ​wish she'd get to the ​point!
(Definition of prattle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prattle”
in Spanish parlotear, charlar, balbucear…
in Vietnamese nói chuyện tầm phào…
in Malaysian bercakap tdk tentu biji butir…
in Thai พูดไร้สาระ…
in French babiller, jacasser…
in German plappern…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闲扯,胡扯…
in Indonesian mengoceh…
in Chinese (Traditional) 閒扯,胡扯…
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