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  • 41babble — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. chatter, prattle, gossip; rave, gibber; gurgle. See loquacity, unmeaningness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. jabber, chatter, twaddle; see nonsense 1 . v. Syn. talk incoherently, chatter, prattle, blab,… …

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  • 42jabber — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. gibberish, babble, blather, nonsense, jabberwocky; prattle, talk, gossip, chatter. v. i. talk, rattle on, prattle, chatter, gibber, gabble. See unmeaningness. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. gibber, chatter,… …

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  • 43chatter — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. prattle, talk, gabble, gibberish, patter, gossip. See loquacity, speech. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. prattle, jabber, gossip, chat; see babble . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. prattle, *gibber jabber,… …

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  • 44blabber — I blab, blabber (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. babble, chatter; tattle, gossip. See loquacity, disclosure. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. prattle, jabber, drivel; see nonsense 1 . v. Syn. chatter, prattle, gabble; see babble . III (Roget …

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  • 45prate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. chatter, babble. See loquacity. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To talk rapidly, incoherently, or indistinctly: babble, blather, chatter, gabble, gibber, jabber, prattle. See WORDS. 2. To talk… …

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  • 46gab — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. gossip, idle talk, chatter; see gossip 1 , nonsense 1 . • gift of (the) gab*, Syn. loquacity, volubility, verbal ability; see eloquence 1 . v. Syn. gossip, jabber, chatter, chat; see babble . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) I …

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  • 47blab — I blab, blabber (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. babble, chatter; tattle, gossip. See loquacity, disclosure. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To reveal] Syn. disclose, tell, divulge, give away; see inform 2 , reveal 1 . 2. [To chatter] Syn.… …

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  • 48chat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. & v. See conversation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. converse, prattle, chatter; see talk 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. talk, converse, gab, jaw, *chew the fat, gossip, *shoot the breeze, *rap,… …

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  • 49gabble — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cackle; chatter, prattle, blab; gibber, gab (inf.), chin (sl.), jaw (sl.). See loquacity. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. jabber, chatter, rattle; see babble . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To talk… …

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  • 50nonsense — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. absurdity, senselessness, silliness, trash, foolishness. See unmeaningness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Matter that has no meaning] Syn. balderdash, rubbish, twaddle, trash, gobbledygook, drivel, scribble …

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  • 51rattle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. clatter, chatter, clack; babble, prattle, gabble, jabber; fluster, befuddle, upset. See loudness, music, inattention. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. clatter, shaking, patter, noise, racket, rattling, din,… …

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  • 52tattle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. prattle, prate; chat[ter]; jabber, talk, gossip; reveal (a secret), inform, peach (inf.), tell on, tell tales, blab (sl.), spill the beans (sl.). See accusation, disclosure. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn.… …

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  • 53chitchat — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. informal talk, prattle, small talk; see conversation , gossip 1 , talk 5 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun Incessant and usually inconsequential talk: babble, blab, blabber, chat, chatter, jabber, palaver, prate, prattle,… …

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  • 54yak — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. talk, chatter, gab, yap, babble, *run on, jabber, prattle, blather, *blah blah blah. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb Slang. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially: babble, blabber, chatter,… …

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  • 55lunch — (n.) mid day repast, 1786, shortened form of LUNCHEON (Cf. luncheon) (q.v.). The verb meaning to take to lunch (said to be from the noun) also is attested from 1786: PRATTLE. I always to be Еїure, makes a point to keep up the dignity of the… …

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  • 56babble — I. v. n. 1. Prattle, jabber, chatter, gibber, talk inarticulately. 2. Prate, chat, gossip, palaver, tattle, be loquacious, talk idly or thoughtlessly. See prate. 3. Tell secrets, tattle, blab, let the cat out of the bag. II. v. a. 1. Tell ( …

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  • 57chat — vb Chat, gab, chatter, patter, prate, prattle, babble, gabble, jabber, gibber denote to emit a loose and ready flow of inconsequential talk or as nouns the talk so emitted. To chat is to talk in light, easy, and pleasant fashion {in easy mirth we …

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  • 58chin music — noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑prate, ↑prattle, ↑idle talk, ↑blether • Derivationally related forms: ↑blether (for: ↑blet …

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  • 59idle talk — noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑prate, ↑prattle, ↑blether, ↑chin music • Derivationally related forms: ↑blether (for: ↑bl …

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  • 60prat´tling|ly — prat|tle «PRAT uhl», verb, tled, tling. noun. –v.i. 1. to talk as a child does; tell freely and carelessly: »The two neighbors prattled on and on about their private lives. 2. to talk or tell in a foolish way; chatter: »to prattle in the most… …

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