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Talk in a long-winded way without making very much sense:‘there's plenty of stuff I could blether about from today’
1[mass noun] Long-winded talk with no real substance:‘some stupid blether about puns surrounding the Beatles’
- 1.1[count noun] A chat or conversation:‘we sat there for two hours having a blether’
- 1.2[count noun] A person who likes to chat or talk at length:‘he knows he can be a blether sometimes’
- 1.1[count noun] A chat or conversation:
Variant form of blather.
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