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  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. 




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