blith·​er | \ ˈbli-t͟hər How to pronounce blither (audio) \
blithered; blithering; blithers

Definition of blither

intransitive verb

: to talk foolishly or nonsensically : blather You can therefore … start to blither if you like without any fear of making a fool of yourself.— Douglas Adams

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Examples of blither in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As André Van Peteghem, Dumont cast Fabrice Luchini, whose dialectical extravagance and theatrical exuberance lend his character, a blithering sybaritic fop, the pathos of a physical infirmity matched by the physical comedy of the accident-prone. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "Bruno Dumont’s Self-Surpassing Inventiveness in “Slack Bay”," 10 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of blither

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blither was in 1867

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“Blither.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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