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English noun: tattle

1. tattle (communication) disclosing information or giving evidence about another

Synonymssinging, telling

Broader (hypernym)disclosure, revealing, revelation

English verb: tattle

1. tattle (communication) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

Synonymsblab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

Narrower (hyponym)babble, blather, blether, blither, smatter

2. tattle (communication) divulge confidential information or secrets

SamplesBe careful--his secretary talks.

Synonymsbabble, babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, sing, spill the beans, talk

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

Verb groupspill, talk

Antonymskeep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth

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