maunder

When you maunder, you talk in a rambling mutter. People being questioned by reporters should try to answer articulately — they shouldn't just maunder in response.

The difference between a great speech and an interminably boring one is that a good speaker keeps it short (and often funny), but a bad one tends to maunder in a mumbling voice. A novelist who tends to have her characters maunder on endlessly needs a skilled editor. Although maunder sometimes also means "wander aimlessly," it doesn't come from the similar meander but probably from a root meaning "to beg."

Definitions of maunder
1

v speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

Synonyms:
blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
Types:
babble, blather, blether, blither, smatter
to talk foolishly
Type of:
mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
express in speech

v talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

Synonyms:
mumble, mussitate, mutter
Type of:
mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
express in speech

v wander aimlessly

Type of:
cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

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