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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 Vietnamese nói chuyện tầm phào…
in Spanish parlotear, charlar, balbucear…
in Thai พูดไร้สาระ…
in Malaysian bercakap tdk tentu biji butir…
in French babiller, jacasser…
in German plappern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 閒扯,胡扯…
in Indonesian mengoceh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闲扯,胡扯…
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