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1‘he loved to prattle on about his friends' affairs’
chatter, babble, prate, blather, blether, ramble, gabble, jabber, twitter, go on, run on, rattle away, rattle on, blither, maunder, drivel, patter, gossip, tittle-tattle, tattle, yap, jibber-jabber, cackle
Scottish Irish slabber
informal chit-chat, jaw, gas, gab, blabber, yak, yackety-yak, yabber, yatter, shoot one's mouth off
British informal witter, rabbit, chunter, natter, waffle
North American informal run off at the mouth
NZ Australian informal mag
archaic twaddle, clack, twattle
1‘do you intend to keep up this childish prattle?’
chatter, babble, talk, prating, blather, blether, rambling, gabble, jabber, drivel, palaver, tattle
informal gab, yak, yackety-yak, yabbering, yatter, twaddle
British informal wittering, waffle, waffling, natter, chuntering
archaic clack, twattle
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