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Verb: chatter  cha-tu(r)
  1. Make a clicking sound repeatedly or uncontrollably
    "Chattering teeth";
    - click
     
  2. Cut unevenly with a chattering tool
     
  3. Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and chattering";
    - chew the fat, shoot the breeze [N. Amer], chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver [UK, dialect], visit, gas, gab
     
  4. Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    - piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble, rabbit [Brit], vapor [Brit, Cdn], witter [Brit], yatter [Brit], yabber [Brit]
     
  5. Make noise as if chattering away
    "The magpies were chattering in the trees"
Noun: chatter  cha-tu(r)
  1. Noisy talk
    - yak, yack, yakety-yak, cackle, yatter, yackety-yak
     
  2. The rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    - chattering
     
  3. The high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
    - chattering

Derived forms: chattered, chattering, chatters

Type of: converse, cut, discourse, go, mouth, noise, sound, speak, talk, talking, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Encyclopedia: Chatter