Pronunciation: (prāt), [key]
—v., prat•ed, prat•ing,
to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble: They prated on until I was ready to scream.
to utter in empty or foolish talk: to prate absurdities with the greatest seriousness.
1. act of prating.
2. empty or foolish talk.
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