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v. chat·tered, chat·ter·ing, chat·ters
1. To talk rapidly, incessantly, and on trivial subjects; jabber.
2. To utter a rapid series of short, inarticulate, speechlike sounds: birds chattering in the trees.
3. To click quickly and repeatedly: Our teeth chattered from the cold.
4. To vibrate or rattle while in operation: A power drill will chatter if the bit is loose.
To utter in a rapid, usually thoughtless way: chattered a long reply.
1. Idle, trivial talk.
2. Communication, such as email and cell phone calls, between people who are involved in terrorism or espionage, as monitored by a government agency.
3. The sharp, rapid sounds made by some birds and animals.
4. A series of quick rattling or clicking sounds.
[Middle English chateren, of imitative origin.]
1. someone or something that chatters
2. (Animals) another name for cotinga
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|Noun||1.||chatterer - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker|
|2.||chatterer - passerine bird of New World tropics|
New World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher, flycatcher - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
genus Cotinga - type genus of the Cotingidae: cotingas
Rupicola rupicola, cock of the rock - tropical bird of northern South America the male having brilliant red or orange plumage and an erectile disklike crest
bellbird - any of several tropical American birds of the genus Procnias having a bell-like call