What does “prattle” mean? (With a quiz question!)

prattle

What does “prattle” mean?

Part of Speech: verb
noun

Pronunciations: IPA: /ˈpræ.təl/ Glossary-style: [PRAH-tul]

Definition: verb: talk or say in a foolish or meaningless way. noun: foolish or meaningless talk.

Example: Gary and Les are nice guys, but their incessant prattling about things that don’t interest me gets to me after a while.

Practice vocab question for “prattle”

Gabby was given to prattling and was therefore ——- to talk at length about such ——- as Nostradamus ’s predictions and the idea that the world would end in 2012.

(A) prepared . . erudition
(B) hesitant . . facts
(C) reluctant . . folly
(D) wont . . inanities
(E) unwilling . . trivialities

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