Chattered
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 answer, as the magpie chatters. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. To talk idly, carelessly, or with undue rapidity; to jabber; to prate. [1913 Webster]

To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To make a noise by rapid collisions. [1913 Webster]

With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

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