saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.
to let saliva flow from the mouth or mucus from the nose; slaver.
to talk childishly or idiotically.
Archaic. to issue like spittle.
to utter childishly or idiotically.
to waste foolishly.
- driv·el·er; especially British, driv·el·ler, noun
- driv·el·ing·ly; especially British, driv·el·ling·ly, adverb
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How to use drivel in a sentence
In modern times responding to such drivel somehow validates the claim.Curt Schilling wants off the Hall of Fame ballot. Voters said that’s not up to him. | Cindy Boren, Des Bieler | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Iggy's relatively mature response to this drug-addled drivel?Who Dat, Who Dat? It’s Snoop Dogg Saying Misogynistic Things to I-G-G-Y | Amy Zimmerman | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Netanyahu's meandering and uninspired drivel left many confused but I will attempt to summarize it.
Your most grating acquaintance could – and usually would – bombard you with reams of unoriginal drivel at the press of a key.Unconsidered Trifles: Found Comedy in the Age of Social Media | Tom Doran | March 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The film director has just co-written a revisionist history of the United States that is ideological drivel.Oliver Stone’s Junk History of the United States Debunked | Michael Moynihan | November 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is Christopher Nolan's Inception a masterpiece, drivel, too confusing?
But Canon drivel's daughter did not deign to answer, she merely rang for prayers.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Had Teufelsdrockh also a father and mother; did he, at one time, wear drivel-bibs, and live on spoon-meat?Sartor Resartus | Thomas Carlyle
If you have a heart, sooner or later you get into a state of drivel about somebody, who probably doesn't drivel about you.Dodo's Daughter | E. F. Benson
It can't be worse than going about with you and listening while you crow and drivel about her, that's one comfort!The Travelling Companions | F. Anstey
"Stow that drivel, cookie," growled a voice which I recognized as belonging to the older Fleming.The Pirate of Panama | William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for drivel
to allow (saliva) to flow from the mouth; dribble
(intr) to speak foolishly or childishly
foolish or senseless talk
saliva flowing from the mouth; slaver
- driveller or US driveler, noun
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