Chatter Chat"ter, n. 1. Sounds like those of a magpie or monkey; idle talk; rapid, thoughtless talk; jabber; prattle. [1913 Webster]

Your words are but idle and empty chatter. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. Noise made by collision of the teeth, as in shivering. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Chatter — Chat ter, v. t. To utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly. [1913 Webster] Begin his witless note apace to chatter. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chatter — CHATTER, v. n. qui ne se dit que d Une chatte qui fait ses petits. Une chatte qui est prête à chatter. Elle a chatté cette nuit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • chatter — [n] constant or rapid talk babble, blather, chat, chitchat, gas*, gossip, jabber*, palaver, prattle*, twaddle, yakking*; concepts 266,278 Ant. drawl chatter [v] speak fast and non stop babble, blab*, blather, cackle, chat, chitchat, clack, gab*,… …   New thesaurus

  • chatter — [chat′ər] vi. [ME chateren: orig. echoic] 1. to make short, indistinct sounds in rapid succession [birds and squirrels chatter] 2. to talk fast, incessantly, and foolishly 3. to click together rapidly, as the teeth do when the lower jaw trembles… …   English World dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] The jaw makes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chatter — Chatter. См. Вибрация. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • chatter — index bombast, prattle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • chatter — (v.) early 13c., chateren to twitter, gossip, earlier cheateren, chiteren, of echoic origin. Cf. Du. koeteren jabber, Dan. kvidre twitter, chirp. Related: Chattered; chattering. Phrase chattering class in use by 1893, with a reference perhaps… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chatter — vb *chat, gab, patter, prate, babble, gabble, jabber, gibber Analogous words: see those at CHAT …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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