Definitions for: Chatter

[n] noisy talk
[n] the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
[n] the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
[v] speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
[v] make noise as if chattering away; "The magpies were chattering in the trees"
[v] chew the fat; shoot the breeze
[v] cut unevenly with a chattering tool
[v] click repeatedly or uncontrollably, as of teeth

Webster (1913) Definition: Chat"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chattered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Chattering.] [Of imitative origin. Cf. Chat, v. i.
1. To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are
inarticulate and indistinct.

The jaw makes answer, as the magpie chatters.

2. To talk idly, carelessly, or with undue rapidity; to
jabber; to prate.

To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue.

3. To make a noise by rapid collisions.

With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright.

Chat"ter, v. t.
To utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly.

Begin his witless note apace to chatter. --Spenser.

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.

2. Noise made by collision of the teeth, as in shivering.

Synonyms: blab, blabber, cackle, chaffer, chat, chattering, chitchat, clack, claver, click, confab, confabulate, gabble, gibber, gossip, jaw, maunder, natter, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, visit, yack, yak, yakety-yak

See Also: babble, blather, blether, blether, blither, chin music, converse, cut, discourse, go, idle talk, jawbone, mouth, noise, prate, prattle, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze, smatter, sound, speak, talk, talk, talking, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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