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chatter


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chatter  \Chat"ter\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chattered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Chattering}.]  [Of  imitative  origin.  Cf  {Chat},  v.  i. 
  {Chitter}.] 
  1.  To  utter  sounds  which  somewhat  resemble  language,  but  are 
  inarticulate  and  indistinct. 
 
  The  jaw  makes  answer,  as  the  magpie  chatters. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  To  talk  idly,  carelessly,  or  with  undue  rapidity;  to 
  jabber;  to  prate. 
 
  To  tame  a  shrew,  and  charm  her  chattering  tongue. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  make  a  noise  by  rapid  collisions. 
 
  With  chattering  teeth,  and  bristling  hair  upright. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chatter  \Chat"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  utter  rapidly,  idly,  or  indistinctly. 
 
  Begin  his  witless  note  apace  to  chatter.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chatter  \Chat"ter\,  n. 
  1.  Sounds  like  those  of  a  magpie  or  monkey;  idle  talk;  rapid, 
  thoughtless  talk;  jabber;  prattle. 
 
  Your  words  are  but  idle  and  empty  chatter. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  Noise  made  by  collision  of  the  teeth,  as  in  shivering. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chatter 
  n  1:  noisy  talk  [syn:  {yak},  {yack},  {yakety-yak},  {cackle}] 
  2:  the  rapid  series  of  noises  made  by  the  parts  of  a  machine 
  [syn:  {chattering}] 
  3:  the  high-pitched  continuing  noise  made  by  animals  (birds  or 
  monkeys)  [syn:  {chattering}] 
  v  1:  click  repeatedly  or  uncontrollably,  as  of  teeth  [syn:  {click}] 
  2:  cut  unevenly  with  a  chattering  tool 
  3:  chew  the  fat;  shoot  the  breeze  [syn:  {chat},  {confabulate}, 
  {confab},  {chitchat},  {chaffer},  {natter},  {gossip},  {jaw}, 
  {claver},  {visit}] 
  4:  speak  (about  unimportant  matters)  rapidly  and  incessantly 
  [syn:  {piffle},  {palaver},  {prate},  {tittle-tattle},  {twaddle}, 
  {clack},  {maunder},  {prattle},  {gibber},  {tattle},  {blabber}, 
  {gabble}] 
  5:  make  noise  as  if  chattering  away:  "The  magpies  were 
  chattering  in  the  trees" 




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