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prate  audio  (prt) KEY 

VERB:
prat·ed, prat·ing, prates
VERB:
intr.
To talk idly and at length; chatter.
VERB:
tr.
To utter idly or to little purpose.
NOUN:
Empty, foolish, or trivial talk; idle chatter.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English praten, from Middle Dutch prten

OTHER FORMS:
prater(Noun), prating·ly(Adverb)


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