Tattle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtætl|  American pronunciation of the word tattle
Brit.  |ˈtat(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word tattle


- disclosing information or giving evidence about another (syn: singing, telling)


- speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly (syn: blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle)
- divulge confidential information or secrets (syn: babble, blab, peach, sing, talk)


...she claims to have picked up some juicy tattle about the candidate...

...those neighborhood busybodies, constantly tattling and whispering over their backyard fences...

Robert is always tattling on me for things I didn't do.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: tattle
he/she/it: tattles
present participle: tattling
past tense: tattled
past participle: tattled
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