chitter

verb
chit·​ter | \ ˈchi-tər How to pronounce chitter (audio) \
chittered; chittering; chitters

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Examples of chitter in a Sentence

the chittering birds outside were driving the cat crazy the cell phone chittered in his pocket

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Even the scare scenes — the ones where evil monsters track down basement stairs, make chittering growly noises, and crash into things — have this faint, but distracting score. Simon Abrams, The Hollywood Reporter, "Did 'A Quiet Place' Take Enough Risks?," 16 Apr. 2018 The pumps chitter away, sucking air from the barrel. Dan Dubno, Popular Mechanics, "Better Nuclear Power Through Ping Pong," 25 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of chitter

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chitter

Middle English chiteren, probably of imitative origin

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