9 other words for ‘talk’

The word ‘talk’ is frequently used in English, yet there are many other different words you can use instead to be more specific and make your writing more interesting.

Many synonyms for ‘talk’ describe how quickly someone talks or how much they say – try some of the words below:

  • babble                  Little George sat in his pushchair, babbling away to himself.
  • burble                   As Grandad snoozed, his friend burbled on about his childhood.
  • chat                       I was just chatting to him the other day.
  • chatter                  It feels like Lila never stops chattering.
  • gabble                   “There’s no need to gabble,” Miss Macken said. “Take your time.”
  • jabber                   The toddler jabbered away.  
  • natter                   The pair would natter on the phone for hours.
  • prattle                   I do wish James would stop prattling about nothing.
  • witter                    They wittered on about what they had done at school.

Look at the Thesaurus entry for talk to find other synonyms and examples.

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