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To talk continuously and too much

chunter

verb

to talk for a long time about something that other people do not find interesting

keep on

to continue talking about something in a way that annoys people

go on

to talk so much that people become bored or annoyed

hold forth

to talk for a long time about something that is important to you, often in a way that other people think is boring

chatter

verb

to talk continuously in a fast informal way, usually about unimportant subjects

drone on

to talk about something for a long time in a very boring way

babble

verb

to talk for a long time about things that are not interesting or important

discourse on/upon

to talk for a long time about a particular subject

ramble on

to talk or write about something for a long time in a way that is boring, annoying, or confusing

be/go on about

to keep talking about someone or something, especially when other people think it is boring

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