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chattering


  3  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]: 
 
  Chattering  \Chat"ter*ing\,  n. 
  The  act  or  habit  of  talking  idly  or  rapidly,  or  of  making 
  inarticulate  sounds;  the  sounds  so  made  noise  made  by  the 
  collision  of  the  teeth;  chatter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chattering 
  adj  :  engaged  in  making  a  rapid  repetitive  noise  resembling 
  speech;  "the  chattering  sparrows" 
  n  1:  the  rapid  series  of  noises  made  by  the  parts  of  a  machine 
  [syn:  {chatter}] 
  2:  the  high-pitched  continuing  noise  made  by  animals  (birds  or 
  monkeys)  [syn:  {chatter}] 




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