Inf. gabbing; gushing, Inf. spouting, SI. running off or on at the mouth; gossiping, buzzing, repeating everything one hears; loquacity, talkativeness, rambling, maundering.
4. babble, babbling, babblement, prattle, prattling; gibber, gibbering, gibberish, jabber, jabbering, Jabberwocky, SI. gibber-jabbering; chatter, chattering, cackle, cackling; twaddle, twaddling, Brit, twattle, Brit, twattling; blather, blathering, drivel, driveling; nonsense, moonshine, Fr. bavardage, gobbledegook, hocus-pocus, mumbo jumbo, abracadabra; humbug, flummery, SI. bunk, rubbish, tommyrot, Inf. rot, SI. garbage, SI. horsefeathers; balderdash, hogwash, stuff and nonsense, Inf. bosh, Brit. SI. tosh, fudge, foolishness, rigmarole or rigamarole; poppycock, Inf. fiddle-faddle, Inf. piffle, Inf. kibosh, Inf. flapdoodle; small talk, Anglo-Indian bukh, chitchat, chitchatting, chitter-chatter, chitter-chattering; gossip, Inf. scuttlebutt, buzz, idle talk, Inf. gab, SI. bull; palaver, claptrap, SI. hot air, SI. gas. prattle, v. 1. chatter, jabber, cackle, gibber, SI. gib-ber-jabber, jargon; babble, prate, tattle, twaddle, Brit. twattle; patter, gabble, blather, drivel. See prate (defs. 1,2).
-n. 2. chatter, chattering, cackle, cackling, gibber, gibbering; babble, babbling, babblement, Fr. bavardage, blather, blathering; twaddle, twaddling, Both Brit, twattle, twattling, drivel, driveling; prate, prating, tattle, tattling, excessive talk; jabber, jabbering, Jabberwocky, gabble, gabbling, patter, pattering; blab, blabbling, gossip, buzzing, Inf. gab, gushing, Inf. spouting, SI. running off or on at the mouth; rambling, maundering; small talk, Anglo-Indian, bukh.
3. murmur, murmuring, murmuration; whisper, whispering, buzz, buzzing; hum, humming, drone, droning, purr, purring; purl, purling, sough, soughing, rustle, rustling. prattler, n. babbler, prater, twaddler, Brit, twattler, driveler; patterer, patterist, rattlebrain, rattlepate; chatterbox, noisy chatterer, palaverer, magpie, popinjay, Inf. jay; excessive talker, jabberer, gabbler, blatherskite, SI. windbag, SI. windjammer, Inf. hot-air artist; blabber, blabbermouth, gusher, gossip; tattler, tattletale, telltale, talebearer. pray, v. 1. appeal to, call on or upon, invoke, cry to, Rhet. apostrophize; plead, clamor for, cry for, beg for, request; supplicate, beseech, entreat, implore, sue, solicit, obsecrate, impetrate; importune, entreat, adjure, obtest, throw oneself at the feet of; urge, press, besiege.
2. offer a prayer, say one's prayers; commune with God, meditate, contemplate; recite the rosary, SI. beat the beads. prayer, n. 1. invocation, entreaty, adjuration, im-petration, imploration, imploringness, solicitation, soliciting; request, praying, orison, plea, pleading, intercession; supplication, beseechment, beseeching, obtestation, obsecration; petition, petitioning, suit, appeal; calling upon, summoning, summons.
2. doxology, praise, adoration, glorification, magnification, thanksgiving. prayer book, n. Book of Common Prayer, service book, Eastern Ch. euchologion or euchology, missal, mass book; formulary, ordinal, lectionary, pontifical; breviary, office book; litany, beadroll; Gospel book, evangelistary, evangeliary. prayerful, adj. devout, devoted, pious, God-fearing, God-loving, religious, spiritual; godly, saintly, holy, humble; worshipful, devotional, reverent, reverential, venerative; angelic, seraphic, heavenly-minded; moral, virtuous, righteous, good, right-minded, clean-minded, clean of mind, clean of spirit; pure-spirited, pure in spirit, pure in heart.