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Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.
Katherine Mansfield

Meaning of "twaddle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TWADDLE

Twattle, variant of twittle or tittle.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TWADDLE

twaddle  [ˈtwɒdəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TWADDLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Twaddle is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb twaddle in English.

WHAT DOES TWADDLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Twaddle

As a common noun, twaddle means "idle talk, nonsense". ▪ Meaningless Tweets; also the vast quantity of useless information that often overwhelms social media searches Twaddle is also a Scottish surname, and as such may refer to: ▪ Kevin Twaddle, Scottish former professional footballer ▪ Marc Twaddle, Scottish professional footballer ▪ Nathan Twaddle, a rower from New Zealand and Olympic medallist...

Definition of twaddle in the English dictionary

The definition of twaddle in the dictionary is silly, trivial, or pretentious talk or writing; nonsense. Other definition of twaddle is to talk or write in a silly or pretentious way.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TWADDLE

PRESENT

Present
I twaddle
you twaddle
he/she/it twaddles
we twaddle
you twaddle
they twaddle
Present continuous
I am twaddling
you are twaddling
he/she/it is twaddling
we are twaddling
you are twaddling
they are twaddling
Present perfect
I have twaddled
you have twaddled
he/she/it has twaddled
we have twaddled
you have twaddled
they have twaddled
Present perfect continuous
I have been twaddling
you have been twaddling
he/she/it has been twaddling
we have been twaddling
you have been twaddling
they have been twaddling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I twaddled
you twaddled
he/she/it twaddled
we twaddled
you twaddled
they twaddled
Past continuous
I was twaddling
you were twaddling
he/she/it was twaddling
we were twaddling
you were twaddling
they were twaddling
Past perfect
I had twaddled
you had twaddled
he/she/it had twaddled
we had twaddled
you had twaddled
they had twaddled
Past perfect continuous
I had been twaddling
you had been twaddling
he/she/it had been twaddling
we had been twaddling
you had been twaddling
they had been twaddling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will twaddle
you will twaddle
he/she/it will twaddle
we will twaddle
you will twaddle
they will twaddle
Future continuous
I will be twaddling
you will be twaddling
he/she/it will be twaddling
we will be twaddling
you will be twaddling
they will be twaddling
Future perfect
I will have twaddled
you will have twaddled
he/she/it will have twaddled
we will have twaddled
you will have twaddled
they will have twaddled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been twaddling
you will have been twaddling
he/she/it will have been twaddling
we will have been twaddling
you will have been twaddling
they will have been twaddling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would twaddle
you would twaddle
he/she/it would twaddle
we would twaddle
you would twaddle
they would twaddle
Conditional continuous
I would be twaddling
you would be twaddling
he/she/it would be twaddling
we would be twaddling
you would be twaddling
they would be twaddling
Conditional perfect
I would have twaddle
you would have twaddle
he/she/it would have twaddle
we would have twaddle
you would have twaddle
they would have twaddle
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been twaddling
you would have been twaddling
he/she/it would have been twaddling
we would have been twaddling
you would have been twaddling
they would have been twaddling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you twaddle
we let´s twaddle
you twaddle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to twaddle
Past participle
twaddled
Present Participle
twaddling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TWADDLE


bodle
ˈbɒdəl
broddle
ˈbrɒdəl
coddle
ˈkɒdəl
doddle
ˈdɒdəl
hoddle
ˈhɒdəl
model
ˈmɒdəl
mollycoddle
ˈmɒlɪˌkɒdəl
niddle-noddle
ˈnɪdəlˌnɒdəl
noddle
ˈnɒdəl
poddle
ˈpɒdəl
remodel
riːˈmɒdəl
supermodel
ˈsuːpəˌmɒdəl
swaddle
ˈswɒdəl
synodal
ˈsɪnɒdəl
toddle
ˈtɒdəl
waddle
ˈwɒdəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TWADDLE

twa
twaddler
twaddly
twae
twain
twaite shad
twal
twalpenny
twang
twanger
twangingly
twangle
twangler
twangy
twank
twankay
twat
twattle
twattler
twayblade

WORDS THAT END LIKE TWADDLE

addle
astraddle
at the fiddle
daddle
dog paddle
doggy paddle
faddle
fiddle-faddle
in the saddle
offsaddle
packsaddle
paddle
raddle
saddle
side-saddle
skedaddle
spraddle
staddle
stock saddle
straddle
unsaddle

Synonyms and antonyms of twaddle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TWADDLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «twaddle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of twaddle

Translation of «twaddle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TWADDLE

Find out the translation of twaddle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of twaddle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «twaddle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

废话
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

charlatanería
570 millions of speakers

English

twaddle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बकवास, गपशप
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ثرثرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

болтовня
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

twaddle
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অর্থহীন কথা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fadaises
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Twaddle
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geschwätz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

無駄口
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쓸데없는 소리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Twaddle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nói bậy bạ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிதற்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बागडणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zırva
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

twaddle
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

twaddle
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

балаканина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

palavre
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαχλαμάρες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geklets
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

twaddle
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

twaddle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of twaddle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TWADDLE»

The term «twaddle» is normally little used and occupies the 109.199 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TWADDLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about twaddle

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QUOTES WITH «TWADDLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word twaddle.
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Katherine Mansfield
Looking back, I imagine I was always writing. twaddle it was too. But better far write twaddle or anything, anything, than nothing at all.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TWADDLE»

Discover the use of twaddle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to twaddle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cognitive Therapy in Action: A Practitioner's Casebook
A Practitioner's Casebook Ivy-Marie Blackburn, Vivien Twaddle ... edition first published in 2011 All rights reserved © 1996 by Ivy-Marie Blackburn and Vivien Twaddle The right of Ivy-Marie Blackburn, Vivien Twaddle and their associates to be ...
Ivy-Marie Blackburn, Vivien Twaddle, 2011
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Three Tales of Twaddle
Adam Mark BARWICK. Three Tales of Twaddle Adam Mark Barwick Copyright by GWF Publications 2008 ISBN 978-1-4092-5181-1 Cover art courtesy 1 Front Cover.
Adam Mark BARWICK, 2009
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Health Care Reform Around the World
The book discusses trends in medical care, options for the organization of medical and other services, and reasons why market modes of organization are in the ascendant at the expense of democratic and professional interests.
Andrew C. Twaddle, 2002
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Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command
Do you know Mr. Twaddle? — Yes. 3709. Do you remember at any time in November last going with Hoddy and Huckle to Mr. Twaddle's? — Yes. 3710. What did you go to Twaddle's for ? — 1 went after a pair of shoes. 371 1 . How came you ...
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, 1833
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Godey's Magazine
Mrs. Twaddle. Short dress of striped chintz, overskirt of gay flowered chintz, white muslin apron, and sacque of red stuff, with white muslin kerchief. White muslin cap, buckled shoes, and black mittens. Helpalong. Dress of white tarlatane, short  ...
Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, 1871
6
Green Glory
The signal was then sent across the entire continent, yet it only had to travel a few hundred yards to reach its intended and most unlikely target. The message was delivered to Twaddle, the Assistant Sanitation Attendant of the Imperial Fortress.
Adolph Briscoe, 2010
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Health Care Reform in Sweden, 1980-1994
Andrew C. Twaddle. impact of the 1991 Tax reform. We offer our thoughts about the nature and existence of an economic crisis and its implications for medical care. In Chapter 6, we discuss the political arena. We examine the decline of the  ...
Andrew C. Twaddle, 1999
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Boys' Life
"pure, bloody humbug." But until the day he had encountered Twaddle and suddenly seized on the idea of abandoning the talisman, Dennis had not even thought of the rabbit foot as being in any way responsible for the ill-luck of the squadron.
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Imperialism and the State in the Third World: Essays in ...
1. IMPERIALISM. AND. THE. STATE. IN. THE. THIRD. WORLD. Michael. Twaddle . Imperialism, interpreted as the rule of foreigners by strangers, is as old as human history. But, seen as the rule of foreigners by capitalist strangers, it is a much ...
Michael Twaddle, 1992
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Once a Week
Twaddle tried very hard to smile when he handed the letter to Twist, and Twist's joke about Blankman going to his " uncle " after nil, was ghastly to a degree ; but Twaddle was soon himself again, and sat down and stabbed off a letter in a most  ...
Eneas Sweetland Dallas, 1864

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TWADDLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term twaddle is used in the context of the following news items.
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2 women charged with heroin trafficking in Phoenixville
The arrest of Lynne Twaddle, 61, of Wayne was announced by police on Wednesday, and on Friday, Phoenixville police said Jamie Weltz, 31, of Pottstown, was ... «The Mercury, Jul 15»
2
Tredyffrin police bust alleged Main Line heroin dealer
According to police, investigators were tipped off on Twaddle's alleged heroin distribution activities four months ago and then launched an undercover ... «Main Line, Jul 15»
3
Main Line woman, 61, charged with selling heroin
Lynne Twaddle of the 800 block of Pugh Road in Wayne was arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Controlled or Counterfeit ... «6abc.com, Jul 15»
4
Teen Stabs Grandmother Because He Doesn't Like Living With Her …
According the criminal complaint, he sat and waited for his grandmother Donna Twaddle to come downstairs for about 30 minutes. He tried to stab her in the ... «CBS Local, Jun 15»
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From 24 pages to 50: the 'platitudinous twaddle' in investment trust …
From 24 pages to 50: the 'platitudinous twaddle' in investment trust reports. Veteran investment trust chairman Robin Angus bemoans the pages and pages of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
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Twaddle Leads Record OVC Haul For Softball
Sophomore first baseman Jessica Twaddle was named as the 2015 OVC Player of the Year and was one of five Racers to earn All-Conference honors Tuesday ... «MSU GoRacers, May 15»
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Businessman sentenced to prison for roof-repair scam
“Mr. Twaddle, you are one of the most despicable people I have ever met,” Flory said. ... Twaddle, 42, of Reynoldsburg, was sentenced to 59 months in prison. «Columbus Dispatch, Mar 15»
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Banished, episode 2, review: 'twiddle-twaddle'
There was only one murder in the Australian penal-colony flim-flam Banished (BBC Two), when the wicked blacksmith Marston (Rory McCann) was done in by ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 15»
9
Jeff Greene's patronizing twaddle from Davos
"America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence," billionaire Jeff Greene said ... «The Denver Post, Jan 15»
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New series of Broadchurch branded 'twaddle' by lawyers – Daily TV …
The new series of 'Broadchurch' has been branded 'twaddle' by lawyers who have pointed out a host of inaccuracies in the current courtroom plot. *Series one ... «Yahoo TV UK, Jan 15»

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