V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

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.

Usage Examples:

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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