[pə'lɑːvə] or [pə'lɑvɚ]
(noun.) loud and confused and empty talk; 'mere rhetoric'.
(verb.) have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds.
(n.) Talk; conversation; esp., idle or beguiling talk; talk intended to deceive; flattery.
(n.) In Africa, a parley with the natives; a talk; hence, a public conference and deliberation; a debate.
(v. t. & i.) To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver;to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully.
n. Twaddle, chatter, balderdash, rigmarole, gibberish, stuff, trash, fudge, nonsense, platitude, moonshine, wish-wash, flummery, jargon, senseless prate, frothy discourse, idle talk.
n. talk or conversation esp. idle talk: talk intended to deceive: a public conference: in Africa a talk with the natives.—v.i. to use conversation: to flatter: to talk idly.—n. Palav′erer.
- Bring out your vouchers, and don't talk Jerusalem palaver. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- She hated the palaver Hermione made, she wanted to drink tea, she wanted anything but this fuss and business. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- I thought it would be idle to palaver long with them. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Jessy was about to reply, when one of the boys unexpectedly broke in,-- I know that Miss Helstone you have all been palavering about. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.