from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rattling or clattering noise (as of boards falling).
  • noun A volley of clattering words.
  • To give forth or produce a quick succession of slight sounds; patter: as, “the rain blattered,”
  • To speak or prate volubly; rail or rage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb Archaic To prate; to babble; to rail; to make a senseless noise; to patter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun blather
  • verb To blather


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  • Weird that of the example links, the ones to the So Long And Thanks For All The Fish direct to the word undefined. Also the Adelaide etext ones seem to be borked.

    March 25, 2019

  • There’s babble, there’s gabble and chatter;

    There’s jabber and gibber and patter.

    You can, if you’d rather,

    Abide by plain blather

    Or flatter the word fans with blatter.

    March 24, 2019