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英文Vocab問題 jabber, prattle, chatter, babble, rattle

想問下這幾個英文生字jabber, prattle, chatter, babble, rattle,用法上有甚麼不同?有甚麼值得留意?

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    jabber (disapproving)

    To talk quickly and in an excited way so that it is difficult to understand what you are saying

    prattle (old-fashioned, often disapproving)

    To talk a lot about unimportant things

    chatter

    To talk quickly and continuously, especially about things that are not important

    babble

    To talk in a quick and excited way that is difficult to understand

    rattle

    (informal) To make a series of short loud sounds when hitting against something hard

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