Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “prattle”

See all translations

prattle

verb [I] uk   /ˈpræt.l̩/ us    /ˈpræt̬-/
to talk in a silly way or like a child for a long time about things that are not important or without saying anything important: She'd have prattled on about her new job for the whole afternoon if I'd let her. Stop your prattling and go to sleep!
prattle
noun [U] uk   us  
His speech contained 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!
Translations of “prattle”
in Spanish parlotear, charlar, balbucear…
in French babiller, jacasser…
in German plappern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 閒扯,胡扯…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闲扯,胡扯…
(Definition of prattle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of prattle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More