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chatter

chat·ter

chatter

pronunciation:
chae tr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: chattered, chattering, chatters
definition 1: to speak rapidly and without saying anything important.
She chattered on and on about the shoe sale at the mall.
synonyms:
babble, rattle
definition 2: to make a series of quick, short sounds.
The squirrels chattered to each other in the trees.
similar words:
cackle, chirp, cluck
definition 3: to make a series of clicking sounds by knocking together.
Her teeth were chattering from the cold.
synonyms:
rattle
similar words:
clank, clatter, click, knock, rap
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: quick, foolish speech.
His grandmother doesn't understand his chatter about video games.
synonyms:
babble
definition 2: a series of quick sounds, as of certain birds and animals.
similar words:
cackle, cackling, chirping, clucking
derivations: chattery (adj.), chatteringly (adv.)
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