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prattle

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

unintelligible or meaningless talk
  • parents often claim to understand the prattle of their infant offspring

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prattle

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of prattle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to engage in casual or rambling conversation
  • spent an hour on the phone prattling on about nothing in particular

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2 to speak rapidly, inarticulately, and usually unintelligibly
  • stop prattling and calmly tell us the news

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The first known use of prattle was in 1532

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“Prattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prattle. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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