An out of court statement offered for the truth of the matter asserted. Testimony of a witness as to statements made by another individual who is not present in the courtroom to testify; generally not admissible because of unreliability (the hearsay rule), but there have been many significant exceptions to the rule, where there are certain indicia of reliability. See also excited utterance.
An agency or organization whose purpose is to gather such information:
A rallying call or signal:
The quality or condition of being notorious; ill fame.
(Nautical) A cask on a ship used to hold the day's supply of drinking water.
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Reports, collectively, of recent happenings, esp. those broadcast over radio or TV, printed in a newspaper, etc.
Any of the woody vines that bear grapes
The subject of conversation, gossip, etc.
A telephone call:
A trick or fraud, esp. one meant as a practical joke
A fabricated thing; esp., a falsehood, false excuse, etc.
An indirect or suggestive remark, usually a disparagement of someone.
(Music) A short composition developing a single theme contrapuntally.
An untrue statement; a lie or an inaccuracy.
Such talk or rumors
Prattle means baby talk.
To serve as a reporter for a publication, broadcasting company, or other news media.
To speak quietly and privately, as by way of gossip, slander, or intrigue.
To express in words:
Spreading gossip or rumor.
Informal speech or conversation between persons, as opposed to writing or publishing
tell a supposed truth
The definition of a lie is a false statement.
To engage in or spread gossip
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