verb prat·tle \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
:  prate
:  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

Rhymes with PRATTLE



Definition of PRATTLE

:  trifling or empty talk
:  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


Rhymes with PRATTLE


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