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chat

chat

 
pronunciation:
chaet
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: chats, chatted, chatting
definition: to talk in a friendly or informal manner.
The passengers sitting in the front row of the plane chatted all the way to Los Angeles.The teacher told the students to stop chatting and look at their books.
 
synonyms:
chew the fat, confab, confabulate, gab
similar words:
chitchat, converse, gas, gossip, rap, talk, tittle-tattle, visit
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a friendly conversation.
My sister and I had a long chat on the phone last night.
synonyms:
causerie, confab, confabulation
similar words:
conversation, discussion, talk, tete-a-tete
definition 2: casual talk, gossip, or exchange of opinion.
He likes these programs that offer nothing but chat.
synonyms:
chitchat, gab, talk
similar words:
discussion, gossip
definition 3: any of a variety of thrushes having a chattering call.
similar words:
thrush
definition 4: a large warbler of North America.
similar words:
warbler
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derivation: chattingly (adj.)