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chat·ter

 (chăt′ər)
v. chat·tered, chat·ter·ing, chat·ters
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
To utter in a rapid, usually thoughtless way: chattered a long reply.
n.
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.]

chat′ter·er n.

chatter

(ˈtʃætə)
vb
1. to speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly; prattle
2. (Zoology) (intr) (of birds, monkeys, etc) to make rapid repetitive high-pitched noises resembling human speech
3. (intr) (of the teeth) to click together rapidly through cold or fear
4. (Mechanical Engineering) (intr) to make rapid intermittent contact with a component, as in machining, causing irregular cutting
n
5. idle or foolish talk; gossip
6. (Zoology) the high-pitched repetitive noise made by a bird, monkey, etc
7. the rattling of objects, such as parts of a machine
8. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: chatter mark the undulating pattern of marks in a machined surface from the vibration of the tool or workpiece
[C13: of imitative origin]
ˈchattery adj

chat•ter

(ˈtʃæt ər)

v.i.
1. to talk rapidly, continuously, and often purposelessly; jabber.
2. to utter rapid, inarticulate speechlike sounds, as a monkey or bird.
3. to make a rapid clicking noise by striking together: teeth chattering from the cold.
4. (of a cutting tool or piece of metal) to vibrate during cutting.
v.t.
5. to utter rapidly or inconsequentially.
n.
6. rapid and often purposeless talk.
7. the act or sound of chattering.
[1200–50; Middle English chateren, of expressive orig.]
chat′ter•er, n.
chat′ter•ing•ly, adv.
chat′ter•y, adj.

chatter


Past participle: chattered
Gerund: chattering

Imperative
chatter
chatter
Present
I chatter
you chatter
he/she/it chatters
we chatter
you chatter
they chatter
Preterite
I chattered
you chattered
he/she/it chattered
we chattered
you chattered
they chattered
Present Continuous
I am chattering
you are chattering
he/she/it is chattering
we are chattering
you are chattering
they are chattering
Present Perfect
I have chattered
you have chattered
he/she/it has chattered
we have chattered
you have chattered
they have chattered
Past Continuous
I was chattering
you were chattering
he/she/it was chattering
we were chattering
you were chattering
they were chattering
Past Perfect
I had chattered
you had chattered
he/she/it had chattered
we had chattered
you had chattered
they had chattered
Future
I will chatter
you will chatter
he/she/it will chatter
we will chatter
you will chatter
they will chatter
Future Perfect
I will have chattered
you will have chattered
he/she/it will have chattered
we will have chattered
you will have chattered
they will have chattered
Future Continuous
I will be chattering
you will be chattering
he/she/it will be chattering
we will be chattering
you will be chattering
they will be chattering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chattering
you have been chattering
he/she/it has been chattering
we have been chattering
you have been chattering
they have been chattering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chattering
you will have been chattering
he/she/it will have been chattering
we will have been chattering
you will have been chattering
they will have been chattering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chattering
you had been chattering
he/she/it had been chattering
we had been chattering
you had been chattering
they had been chattering
Conditional
I would chatter
you would chatter
he/she/it would chatter
we would chatter
you would chatter
they would chatter
Past Conditional
I would have chattered
you would have chattered
he/she/it would have chattered
we would have chattered
you would have chattered
they would have chattered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chatter - noisy talkchatter - noisy talk        
talk, talking - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"
blether, chin music, idle talk, prate, prattle - idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
2.chatter - the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
3.chatter - the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Verb1.chatter - click repeatedly or uncontrollably; "Chattering teeth"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.chatter - cut unevenly with a chattering tool
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
3.chatter - talk socially without exchanging too much informationchatter - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
converse, discourse - carry on a conversation
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
4.chatter - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantlychatter - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
blather, blether, blither, smatter, babble - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
5.chatter - make noise as if chattering away; "The magpies were chattering in the trees"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

chatter

verb
1. prattle, chat, rabbit on (Brit. informal), babble, gab (informal), natter, tattle, jabber, blather, schmooze (slang), blether (Scot.), run off at the mouth (U.S. slang), prate, gossip Everyone was chattering away in different languages.
noun
1. prattle, chat, rabbit (Brit. informal), gossip, babble, twaddle, gab (informal), natter, tattle, jabber, blather, blether (Scot.) She kept up a steady stream of chatter the whole time.

chatter

verb
1. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw, yak.
2. To talk rapidly, incoherently, or indistinctly:
3. To make or cause to make a succession of short, sharp sounds:
noun
Incessant and usually inconsequential talk:
Slang: gab, gas, yak.
Translations
تَصْطَكُّ الأسْنانثَرْثَرَه، هَذْريُثَرْثِر بِصَوْتٍ عالٍ
brebentitjektatštěbetáníštěbetat
klapreknævre løsknævren løs
karattyolásvacog
glamraòvaîra, masaskvaldur
barškėtiplepystauškesys
klabētpļāpāšanapļāpāt
drkotaťklepať sa
klepetanjeklepetati
gürültülü konuşmagürültüyle konuşmaktıkırdamak

chatter

[ˈtʃætəʳ]
A. N (gen) → charla f; (excessive) → cháchara f, cotorreo m; [of birds, monkeys] → parloteo m
B. VI [person] (gen) → charlar; (excessively) → estar de cháchara, cotorrear; [birds, monkeys] → parlotear
her teeth were chatteringle castañeteaban los dientes
she does chatter soes muy habladora
stop chattering!¡silencio!

chatter

[ˈtʃætər]
vi
(= talk) [person] → bavarder, papoter
[teeth]
My teeth were chattering → Je claquait des dents.
[animal] → jacasser
nbavardage m, papotage m

chatter

n (of person)Geschwätz nt, → Geplapper nt; (of birds, monkeys)Geschnatter nt
vi (person)schwatzen, schwätzen (esp S Ger), → plappern; (birds, monkeys)schnattern; (teeth)klappern

chatter

[ˈtʃætəʳ]
1. n (talk) → parlottio, chiacchiere fpl, ciarle fpl
2. vi (person) → chiacchierare, ciarlare; (birds) → cinguettare
her teeth were chattering → batteva i denti

chatter

(ˈtʃӕtə) verb
1. to talk quickly and noisily about unimportant things. The children chattered among themselves.
2. (of teeth) to knock together with the cold etc. teeth chattering with terror.
noun
rapid, noisy talk. childish chatter.
ˈchatterbox noun
a talkative person.

chatter

vt. [teeth] rechinar los dientes.
References in classic literature ?
If I did not myself sigh before them, and chatter with cold, and patiently LET myself be swathed in their pity!
A soft babel of feminine chatter and laughter came from the main room.
There were things enough, taking one with another, to chatter about, if one went very fast and knew by instinct when to go round.
By the time he was well they were fast friends, and it was a peculiar satisfaction to Philip that Griffiths seemed to enjoy sitting in his little parlour, wasting Philip's time with his amusing chatter and smoking innumerable cigarettes.
She could not help thinking, too, that it would be very pleasant to have such a friend as Gilbert to jest and chatter with and exchange ideas about books and studies and ambitions.