Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To talk artlessly, as a child; prate.

Part of speech: noun

Childlike talk.

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Usage examples "prattle":

  1. On a sudden, through the boughs, the sight of lighted windows met his eyes, and through the open sash of one of them, he heard faintly the pleasant sound of female prattle. - "The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
  2. In the house the prattle of the child with the women made the house seem pitifully lonesome. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.
  3. When we consider that this invisible fleck bears in its cell or cells the impress of every condition bearing on its progenitors from remotest time, and will express it in all these conditions, it is no longer a phenomenon on which we gaze, but a miracle of creative power, and all that has been written by physiologists since Galen’ s time as to its cause is as children’ s prattle. - "Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science", Hudson Tuttle.