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twaddle

Saltos de línea: twad¦dle
Pronunciación: /ˈtwɒd(ə)l
 
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informal

Definición de twaddle en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
Trivial or foolish speech or writing; nonsense: he dismissed the novel as self-indulgent twaddle
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But technical proficiency does not equal good music, nor does it prevent that music from being boring, from being bloated, self-indulgent twaddle.
  • My second reaction was: What a load of self-indulgent twaddle!
  • Sick of such self-indulgent twaddle, I found the urge to throw the book across the room was strong.

verbo

[no object] archaic Volver al principio  
Talk or write in a trivial or foolish way: what is that old fellow twaddling about?
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She then twaddles on a bit about getting him at the Gates of St Peters, sings her own demented versions of My Ding-A-Ling and Devil Woman and gets generally unpleasant.
  • He was twaddling on expansively about this and that; Emily didn't know, really; she wasn't listening.
  • Please keep twaddling while I press this button which will alert the restraining orderlies of their need to come and bum-rush you.

Origen

late 18th century: alteration of earlier twattle, of unknown origin.

Derivados

twaddler

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • This country, you may have noticed, is rife with such narrow-brained twaddlers.
  • Before his letters came to light in 1815, Fronto had been idealized as the wise counsellor of a philosophic emperor; afterwards an exaggerated reaction dismissed him as a futile twaddler.
  • Amid these twaddlers he presents the formidable front of a man with meaning, confident of his cause, and devoted to it with all his faculty.

Words that rhyme with twaddle

coddle, doddle, model, noddle, swaddle, toddle, waddle

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