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English definition of “prattle”


verb [I]     /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!Ways of talking prattle     noun [U] His speech contained nothing new and was full of political prattle and clichés.Nonsense prattler     /-l̩.ər/ /-lər/ US  /-l̩.ɚ/ noun [C] Fiona's such a prattler - I wish she'd get to the point!Speakers and talkers
(Definition of prattle verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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