Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. someone or something that chatters
2. (Animals) another name for cotinga
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Switch to new thesaurus
|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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.