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Definition of blarney noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[uncountable] (informal)
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talk that is friendly and amusing but probably not true, and which may be used to persuade or trick you From Blarney, a castle in Ireland where there is a stone which is said to have magic powers: anyone who kisses the “Blarney stone” is given the gift of speaking persuasively (“the gift of the gab”).
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