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1(adult) cotorrear informal(adult) chacharear informal(child) balbucearhe prattled on endlessly about his problems — estuvo horas dale que te dale hablando de sus problemas informal
- The automatic writing prattled on like this at length, interrupted by neither full stop nor comma and driven by a rhyme scheme that might politely be described as random but which did not seem especially Japanese in origin.
- He was being falsely modest afterward, prattling on about how there was an element of good fortune to it, but that's a nonsense.
- I won't even delve into the confusion between solitude and the ‘modern malaise’ of feeling lonely, which I've prattled on about before.
- Their companions nodded sagely in agreement as they prattled on.
- For ages I've been prattling on about telephony being just an application that lives on a mobile data-linked device, and that everyone's too hung up on the concept of ‘a phone’.
- Everyone keeps on prattling on about how deep it was.
- In the real world, if you're prattling about stuff people don't want to talk about, you'll annoy them.
- I just nodded politely while she prattled on until the vet called us in.
- After she'd finished prattling away, I succinctly, and rather puzzled said, ‘Uh… what?’
- I understand if you don't want an annoying chatterbox prattling away in your ear while you eat.
- It's been said that you don't know what hell is until you've had an insurance salesman in your living room, prattling on eternally about term life annuities.
- There was a man prattling in French to a woman at the next table.
- The report prattles on gormlessly: ‘We cannot build our way out of the problems we face on our road networks.’
- I went back to her, held her hand and prattled away for a little while.
- She is still powerful, prattling and perfectly potty but there is something missing.
- I don't want it to be diluted by prattling around with this kind of nonsense!
- You probably think that I've just been prattling away aimlessly on these pages for the past three and a half years, immune to the vagaries of the wonderful world of weblogs.
- Successive governments have prattled on at length about the importance of this for our economy and for our businesses.
- I spent the first part of the session prattling on about this week's dramas.
- Nobody prattled about dormitory suburbs, or objected to people drinking on the footpath outside the pubs.
1feminine cháchara informalmasculine balbuceomasculine parloteo informal
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