- to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way; chatter; babble.
- to utter by chattering or babbling.
- the act of prattling.
- chatter; babble: the prattle of children.
- a babbling sound: the prattle of water rushing over stones.
Origin of prattle
Synonyms for prattleSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for prattleranting, jargon, blubbering, jabber, burble, drivel, murmur, gossip, gibberish, gabble, chatter, gab, twaddle, jabbering
Examples from the Web for prattle
Contemporary Examples of prattle
Then, since the Battleground states are something about which the Talking Heads like to prattle.The Prattleground States
November 7, 2012
Historical Examples of prattle
You know how readily we get into prattle upon a subject dear to our heart: you can excuse it.The Letters of Robert Burns
As for all the prattle about pre-Raphaelitism, I confess to you I am weary of it, and long have been.Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti
T. Hall Caine
The boy had pattered French with the former since he had first begun to prattle at all.Billy Topsail & Company
He listened to people's talk as though it had been children's prattle.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Her prattle seeped in and he became aware of it and what she was saying.Life Sentence
- (intr) to talk in a foolish or childish way; babble
- (tr) to utter in a foolish or childish way
- foolish or childish talk
Word Origin for prattle
1530s, frequentative of prate (q.v.). Related: Prattled; prattling. The noun is attested from 1550s.