Definition of blarney noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈblɑːni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɑːrni//
[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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