chatter Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "chatter" - English Dictionary

See all translations

chatterverb [I]

uk   /ˈtʃæt.ər/  us   /ˈtʃæt̬.ɚ/

chatter verb [I] (TALK/NOISE)

to talk for a long time about things that are not important: She spent the morning chattering away to her friends. He chattered on about nothing in particular. If animals chatter, they make quick repeated noises: The gun shot made the monkeys chatter in alarm.

chatter verb [I] (TEETH)

If your teeth chatter, they knock together repeatedly because you are very cold or frightened: I could hardly talk, my teeth were chattering so much.

chatternoun [U]

uk   /ˈtʃæt.ər/  us   /ˈtʃæt̬.ɚ/
conversation about things that are not important: I can't concentrate with Ann's constant chatter. the quick repeated noises that some animals make: He could hear the chatter of birds in the trees overhead.
(Definition of chatter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of chatter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “chatter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More