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1chatter

verb chat·ter \ˈcha-tər\

: to talk in a quick or casual way

: to make clicking sounds by knocking together rapidly

: to make fast and usually high-pitched sounds

Full Definition of CHATTER

intransitive verb
1
:  to utter rapid short sounds suggestive of language but inarticulate and indistinct <squirrels chattered angrily>
2
:  to talk idly, incessantly, or fast
3
a :  to click repeatedly or uncontrollably <teeth chattering with cold>
b :  to vibrate rapidly in cutting <a chattering tool>
c :  to vibrate especially audibly as a consequence of repeated sticking and slipping <chattering brakes>
transitive verb
:  to utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly
chat·ter·er noun
chat·tery \-tə-rē\ adjective
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Examples of CHATTER

  1. Children chattered in the middle of the playground.
  2. My teeth were chattering from the cold.
  3. Birds chattered in the trees.

Origin of CHATTER

Middle English chatteren, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 13th century

2chatter

noun

: casual talk that is usually not important or interesting

: a series of fast usually high-pitched sounds

Full Definition of CHATTER

1
:  the action or sound of chattering
2
:  idle talk :  prattle
3
:  electronic and especially radio communication between individuals engaged in a common or related form of activity; also :  such chatter regarding future hostile activities

Examples of CHATTER

  1. heard the chatter of squirrels
  2. <pleasant chatter over morning coffee>

First Known Use of CHATTER

13th century
CHATTERER Defined for Kids

1chatter

verb chat·ter \ˈcha-tər\
chat·teredchat·ter·ing

Definition of CHATTER for Kids

1
:  to talk fast without thinking or without stopping <My brothers chattered during the entire trip.>
2
:  to make quick sounds that suggest speech but lack meaning <Monkeys chattered in the trees.>
3
:  to make clicking sounds by hitting together again and again <My teeth are chattering from the cold.>

2chatter

noun

Definition of CHATTER for Kids

1
:  the act or sound of chattering <the chatter of squirrels> <the chatter of teeth>
2
:  quick or unimportant talk

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