Prate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |preɪt|  American pronunciation of the word prate
Brit.  |preɪt|  British pronunciation of the word prate

noun

- idle or foolish and irrelevant talk (syn: blether, prattle)

verb

- speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly (syn: blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle)

Examples

...the young executive gratingly prated on about his weekend hobnobbing with the rich...

She's always prating about her wealthy relations.

He had prated the news all over the town.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: prate
he/she/it: prates
present participle: prating
past tense: prated
past participle: prated
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