to let out secrets.
to chatter, prate, or gossip.
to utter idly; disclose by gossiping.
the act of tattling.
idle talk; chatter; gossip.
- tat·tling·ly, adverb
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How to use tattle in a sentence
Mustique is famous for the omertà that ensures that very little celebrity tittle-tattle ever makes it off the island.
The story is just “tittle-tattle” and it will all “blow over,” he told the BBC.Why Prince Harry’s Nude Photos Are a Disaster for Charles | Tom Sykes | August 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mustique is also famous for the omertà that ensures that very little celebrity tittle-tattle ever makes it off the island.William and Kate Bask in Mustique Privacy on Holiday With Middletons | Tom Sykes | January 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
You recollect that you promised to obtain something—a little tittle-tattle—concerning a lady.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
Cermigniani and Melillo were listening to the brilliant tittle-tattle of Bencini, with his cackling speech and his dry laugh.The conquest of Rome | Matilde Serao
The writer observed that he was not anxious about H. Greville who loved tittle-tattle, and would get what he wanted there.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835 | Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
Mother believed the story all nonsense, and was very much concerned that people should repeat such silly tattle.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
Looking down the table I told myself that it must be the very home of idle gossip and the hot-bed of tittle-tattle.The Woman Thou Gavest Me | Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for tattle
(intr) to gossip about another's personal matters or secrets
(tr) to reveal by gossiping: to tattle a person's secrets
(intr) to talk idly; chat
the act or an instance of tattling
a scandalmonger or gossip
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