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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. idle or foolish and irrelevant talk;
[syn: prate, prattle, idle talk, blether, chin music]


VERB (1)

1. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly;
[syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prattle \Prat"tle\, n. Trifling or childish tattle; empty talk; loquacity on trivial subjects; prate; babble. [1913 Webster] Mere prattle, without practice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prattle \Prat"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Prattled; p. pr. & vb. n. Prattling.] [Freq. of prate.] To talk much and idly; to prate; hence, to talk lightly and artlessly, like a child; to utter child's talk. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prattle \Prat"tle\, v. t. To utter as prattle; to babble; as, to prattle treason. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prattle n 1: idle or foolish and irrelevant talk [syn: prate, prattle, idle talk, blether, chin music] v 1: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle- tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

152 Moby Thesaurus words for "prattle": absurdity, accents, amphigory, babble, babblement, babbling, balderdash, bavardage, be closeted with, bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blather, blathering, blether, blethers, blither, bombast, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chat, chatter, chattering, chitter-chatter, clack, claptrap, clatter, comment, conversation, coze, crap, discourse, dither, double-talk, drivel, drool, elocution, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flapdoodle, flummery, folderol, foolishness, fudge, fustian, gab, gabber, gabble, gabbling, galimatias, gam, gammon, garbage, gas, gibber, gibbering, gibberish, gibble-gabble, go on, gobbledygook, going on, gossip, guff, gush, haver, hocus-pocus, hogwash, hooey, hot air, humbug, idle talk, jabber, jabbering, jabberwocky, jargon, jaw, jawing, language, make conversation, maunder, maundering, mere talk, moonshine, mumbo jumbo, mumbo-jumbo, narrishkeit, natter, niaiserie, nonsense, nonsense talk, oral communication, pack of nonsense, palaver, palavering, parole, patter, piffle, poppycock, pour forth, prate, prating, prittle-prattle, ramble on, rant, rapping, rattle, rattle on, reel off, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rot, rubbish, run on, skimble-skamble, speaking, speech, spout, spout off, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, swill, talk, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, talking, tattle, tete-a-tete, tittle-tattle, trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, twitter, vapor, vaporing, visit, waffle, waffling, words, yak, yakkety-yak, yakking