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- talk, especially meaningless or unimportant talk
- the sound of talking
- the sound made by a magpie
- an intermittent noise, as from vibration
- Proper brake adjustment will help to reduce the chatter.
- in national security, the degree of communication between suspect groups and individuals, used to gauge the degree of expected terrorist activity.
- The NSA is concerned about increased chatter between known terror groups.
- (talk, especially meaningless or unimportant talk): chattering, chatting, nattering
- See also Wikisaurus:chatter
talk, especially meaningless or unimportant talk
intermittent noise, as from vibration
degree of communication between suspects
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- (intransitive) To talk idly.
- They knitted and chattered the whole time.
- To tame a shrew, and charm her chattering tongue.
- (intransitive) Of teeth, machinery, etc, to make a noise by rapid collisions.
- He was so cold that his teeth were chattering.
- To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct.
- The jaw makes answer, as the magpie chatters.
make a chattering noise
chatter (plural chatters)
- chatter in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- chatter in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- chatter at OneLook Dictionary Search