blather for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (blæðəʳ)
Word forms: blathers, blathering, blathered
If someone is blatheringon about something, they are talking for a long time about something that you consider boring or unimportant. [V with on] ⇒ The old men blather on and on. [V] ⇒ Stop blathering. [V + about] ⇒ He kept on blathering about police incompetence.
Blather is also a noun. ⇒ Anyone knows that all this is blather.
Let's go inside and drink coffee while we wait - likely the lords will keep us waiting all day before they blather their way to a decision.Zindell, David THE BROKEN GODShe just let the woman blather on for a few minutes, nodding or smiling when it seemedappropriate to do so.Clive Barker GALILEETalk is what it is, the old lords love to talk, to blather on and on.Zindell, David THE BROKEN GOD"There is no surprise like a complete surprise," Margarethe is saying, in something of a blather.Gregory Maguire CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER