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English Dictionary: chatter by the DICT Development Group
4 results for chatter
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
chatter
n
  1. noisy talk [syn: yak, yack, yakety-yak, chatter, cackle]
  2. the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    Synonym(s): chatter, chattering
  3. the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
    Synonym(s): chatter, chattering
v
  1. click repeatedly or uncontrollably; "Chattering teeth"
    Synonym(s): chatter, click
  2. cut unevenly with a chattering tool
  3. talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
    Synonym(s): chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit
  4. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    Synonym(s): chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle- tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble
  5. make noise as if chattering away; "The magpies were chattering in the trees"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chatter \Chat"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chattered}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Chattering}.] [Of imitative origin. Cf. {Chat}, v. i.
      {Chitter}.]
      1. To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are
            inarticulate and indistinct.
  
                     The jaw makes answer, as the magpie chatters.
                                                                              --Wordsworth.
  
      2. To talk idly, carelessly, or with undue rapidity; to
            jabber; to prate.
  
                     To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      3. To make a noise by rapid collisions.
  
                     With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright.
                                                                              --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chatter \Chat"ter\, v. t.
      To utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly.
  
               Begin his witless note apace to chatter. --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chatter \Chat"ter\, n.
      1. Sounds like those of a magpie or monkey; idle talk; rapid,
            thoughtless talk; jabber; prattle.
  
                     Your words are but idle and empty chatter.
                                                                              --Longfellow.
  
      2. Noise made by collision of the teeth, as in shivering.
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