blarney

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after a legendary magical stone in Blarney Castle, Ireland that gives the gift of eloquence. See also Blarney Stone.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blarney (uncountable)

  1. Ability to talk constantly.
  2. Mindless chatter.
    He is full of blarney.
  3. Persuasive flattery or kind speech; smooth, wheedling talk; flattery.

Verb[edit]

blarney (third-person singular simple present blarneys, present participle blarneying, simple past and past participle blarneyed)

  1. To beguile with flattery.