Definition of Blether

1. Noun. Idle or foolish and irrelevant talk.

Exact synonyms: Chin Music, Idle Talk, Prate, Prattle
Generic synonyms: Cackle, Chatter, Yack, Yak, Yakety-yak
Derivative terms: Prate, Prattle



2. Verb. To talk foolishly. "Sam and Sue blether"; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

Definition of Blether

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of blather) ¹

2. Verb. (alternative spelling of blather) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blether

1. to blather [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: blather

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blether

blessees
blesser
blessers
blesses
blessest
blesseth
blessin'
blessing
blessing in disguise
blessings
blessings in disguise
blessworthy
blest
blet
bletcherous
blether (current term)
blethered
blethering
blethers
bletia
blets
bletted
bletting
bleu
bleu, blanc et rouge
bleu-cheese
bleu celeste
bleu cheese
bleu cheese dressing
bleu d'Auvergne

Literary usage of Blether

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"... by his blether. Meanwhile, ' the duty nearest hand ' is to get on the stair- carpet that he may run up and down more softly. LETTER 58. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"... blister, or as E. smother, swore, Du. madder, moere, mud. The present forms then should be classed with blether, blather, bladder, the origin of ..."

3. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop, Oliver Heslop (1892)
"blether, a bladder, a purse, the bagpipe. " Rattlin' like empty blethers. ... From blether and Skate, in Scotch used contemptuously. ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"blether, sb. nonsense, emptiness of meaning; that which is noisy and senseless. ... Eh ! what a blether-ycd thae art: when wilto pve l8'5' o'er talkie'. ..."

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