prattle

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1prat·tle

verb \ˈpra-təl\

: to talk for very long about something that is not important or interesting

prat·tledprat·tling \ˈprat-liŋ, ˈpra-təl-iŋ\

Full Definition of PRATTLE

intransitive verb
1
:  prate
2
:  to utter or make meaningless sounds suggestive of the chatter of children :  babble
transitive verb
:  to say in an unaffected or childish manner
prat·tler \ˈprat-lər, ˈpra-təl-ər\ noun
prat·tling·ly \-liŋ-lē, -təl-iŋ-\ adverb

Examples of PRATTLE

  1. They prattled on into the night, discussing school, music, and friends.
  2. <spent an hour on the phone prattling on about nothing in particular>

Origin of PRATTLE

Low German pratelen; akin to Middle Dutch praten to prate
First Known Use: 1532

Related to PRATTLE

Rhymes with PRATTLE

2prattle

noun

Definition of PRATTLE

1
:  trifling or empty talk
2
:  a sound that is meaningless, repetitive, and suggestive of the chatter of children

Examples of PRATTLE

  1. <parents often claim to understand the prattle of their infant offspring>

First Known Use of PRATTLE

1555

Rhymes with PRATTLE

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: prattlement
Previous Word in the Dictionary: pratol
All Words Near: prattle

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up prattle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More