from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Smooth, flattering talk.
  • n. Deceptive nonsense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Ability to talk constantly.
  • n. Mindless chatter.
  • n. Persuasive flattery or kind speech. The ability to tell a man to go to hell, in such a way as he will look forward to the trip.
  • v. To beguile with flattery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Smooth, wheedling talk; flattery.
  • transitive v. To influence by blarney; to wheedle with smooth talk; to make or accomplish by blarney.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To talk over or beguile by wheedling speeches; flatter; humbug with agreeable talk.
  • n. Exceedingly complimentary language; flattery; smooth, wheedling talk; pleasing cajolery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. flattery designed to gain favor
  • v. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering


After the Blarney Stone in Blarney Castle, Blarney, Ireland.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after a legendary magical stone in Blarney Castle, Ireland that gives the gift of eloquence. See also Blarney Stone. (Wiktionary)


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