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chat

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of chat

  1. 1 friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this <short chats between parents and teachers during the school's open house> Synonyms backchat, cackle, causerie, chatter, chin music, chin-wag [slang], chitchat, confab, confabulation, gab, gabfest, gossip, jangle, jaw, natter [chiefly British], palaver, patter, rap, schmooze, small talk, table talk, talk, tête-à-tête Related Words colloquy, conference, discourse, parley, powwow, symposium; debate, dialogue (also dialog), exchange, give-and-take; crosstalk, happy talk; yak (also yack), yammer, yap

  2. 2 talking or a talk between two or more people <a fireside chat between two of America's foremost men of letters> Synonyms conversation, colloquy, converse, dialogue (also dialog), discourse, discussion, exchangeRelated Words banter, chaff, cross fire, give-and-take, persiflage, raillery, repartee; conference, parley, powwow; babble, chatter, chin-wag [slang], chitchat, confabulation, gabfest, gossip, natter [chiefly British], palaver, prate, prattle, rap, small talk, table talk; round-robin, roundtable, symposium; debate, deliberation


chat

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of chat

  1. 1 to engage in casual or rambling conversation <the coffeehouse became the favored place to meet friends and chat for hours> Synonyms babble, blab, cackle, chaffer [British], chatter, chin [slang], converse, gab, gabble, gas, jabber, jaw, kibitz (also kibbitz), natter, palaver, patter, prate, prattle, rap, rattle, run on, schmooze (or shmooze), talk, twitter, visit Related Words gossip, tattle; descant, discuss, expatiate; yak (also yack), yammer, yap Phrases blow smoke, chew the fat (also chew the rag), shoot the breeze, talk a blue streak

  2. 2 to speak rapidly, inarticulately, and usually unintelligibly <lost in his own world, the toddler chatted happily for hours> Synonyms bumble, babble, chatter, drivel, drool, gabble, gibber, jabber, prattle, sputterRelated Words blabber, blather, bleat, blither, gab, jangle, jaw, patter, prate, rattle, run on, smatter, tittle-tattle, troll, yak (also yack); chunter [British], maunder, mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter; stammer, stutter; screech, shout, shriekNear Antonyms articulate, enunciate, pronounce


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