Prattling
Prattle Prat"tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prattling}.] [Freq. of prate.] To talk much and idly; to prate; hence, to talk lightly and artlessly, like a child; to utter child's talk. [1913 Webster]

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