blar|ney «BLAHR nee», noun, verb, -neyed, -ney|ing.
flattering or coaxing talk: »

I want none of your blarney!

–v.t., v.i.
to flatter; coax.
blar´ney|er, noun.

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  • blar|ney — «BLAHR nee», noun, verb, neyed, ney|ing. –n. flattering or coaxing talk: »I want none of your blarney! –v.t., v.i. to flatter; coax. ╂[< Blarney Stone] –blar´ney|er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • blar·ney — /ˈblɑɚni/ noun [noncount] informal : talk that is not true but that is nice and somewhat funny and that may be used to trick you She was charmed by his blarney. a tale with more than a hint of blarney …   Useful english dictionary

  • blar — blar·ney; …   English syllables

  • ney — ab·ney; al·der·ney; at·tor·ney; bar·ney; champ·ney; chey·ney; chim·ney·less; chut·ney; ci·bo·ney; cock·ney·fy; cock·ney·ism; co·ney; cur·ney; gal·li·ney; gar·ga·ney; gaw·ney; gin·ney; goo·ney; gur·ney; gur·ney·ite; hack·ney·man; hi·ney; hin·ney;… …   English syllables

  • blarney — blar·ney …   English syllables

  • blarney — blar|ney [ˈbla:ni US a:r ] n [U] informal [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Blarney Stone, large piece of stone in Blarney Castle, Ireland which is said to give skill in flattery to people who kiss it] pleasant but untrue things that you say to someone… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blarney — blar|ney [ blarni ] noun uncount MAINLY BRITISH a friendly way of talking to people and saying nice things about them that makes it easy to persuade people to do what you want …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blarney — blar•ney [[t]ˈblɑr ni[/t]] n. 1) flattery; cajolery 2) misleading nonsense 3) to flatter or deceive with blarney • Etymology: 1790–1800; alluding to the Blarney stone, in a castle near Cork, Ireland; it is said to impart skill in flattery to… …   From formal English to slang

  • blarney-land — blarˈney land noun Ireland • • • Main Entry: ↑blarney …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blarney — Blar ney, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blarneyed} ( n[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blarneying}.] To influence by blarney; to wheedle with smooth talk; to make or accomplish by blarney. Blarneyed the landlord. Irving. [1913 Webster] Had blarneyed his way from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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