V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (v.) to talk or chatter in a rapid, childish, and meaningless way; (n.) incessant, meaningless chatter
Synonyms: (v.) chat, blab, blubber, chatter, prate, jibber, jabber, (n.) ranting, ramble, drivel, babbling
Antonyms: (v.) speak
Tips: Think of the similar words babble, chatter, and jabber. Prattle is a childish kind of chatter. Picture a babbling child with a rattle, which rhymes with prattle, as a way to help you remember the word's meaning.
I couldn't take any more of the self-righteous prattle that he called an acceptance speech. (jabber, chatter) noun
She couldn't escape the sound of her coworker's prattling on the phone. (chattering) verb
After Bob has had a couple of drinks, he prattles incessantly about nothing. (rambles) verb
Would you please quit your prattling and slow down when you talk to me, because I can't understand a word you're saying. (babbling) verb
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