Definition of prattle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prattle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈprætl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprætl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prattle
BrE BrE//ˈprætl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprætl//
 
he / she / it prattles
BrE BrE//ˈprætlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprætlz//
 
past simple prattled
BrE BrE//ˈprætld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprætld//
 
past participle prattled
BrE BrE//ˈprætld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprætld//
 
-ing form prattling
BrE BrE//ˈprætlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprætlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] prattle (on/away) (about somebody/something) (old-fashioned, often disapproving) to talk a lot about unimportant things She prattled on about her children all evening. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Middle Low German pratelen, from praten, probably of imitative origin.

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